In sales, networking never goes out of style. But are you getting the most from your efforts? In this interview I talk with Ryann Dowdy, Director of Sales at iFocus Marketing about the best approaches to achieving sales success through networking.
These are the topics that Ryann and I discussed.
Why networking is so important. In sales, and in career development.
The key to success in networking. Hint: it isn’t running around throwing out business cards!
Find out if networking with women is different than networking with men.
Tips for putting your own networking group together, if your community doesn’t have what you’re looking for.
Ways to utilize LinkedIn to build your network.
The best way to connect with someone you don’t know, but want to connect with?
Enjoy the interview!
Ryann Dowdy is the Director of Sales at iFocus Marketing, a digital marketing agency in Overland Park, Kansas – part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Ryann’s career has progressed from an individual contributor to sales trainer and coach, to sales leader. She’s passionate about developing sales talent and coaching her sales team by both in-field and in-office/class room coaching. Her experience as a sales rep turned leader helps her advocate for her team internally and position her reps to win! Ryann believes that building your own network is the key to sales success and long-term career development.
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