Connect for Life to Grow Your Business with John Humphrey

John Humphrey - EntrepreneurHow to network and connect for life to grow your business with John Humphrey. How can you developed long-term connections that help you win more opportunities and grow your small business? John has developed a methodology, and recently published a new book on the topic, to help you connect for life and network your personal brand to deliver true value.

John Humphrey is a serial entrepreneur, sales expert and coach, technology thought leader and the Founder and Chief Connector of Connect for Life – focused on accelerating the connection between individuals, companies, and their networks to unlock exceptional value. John is the author of the recently released book, “Connect for Life: Network your Personal Brand and WIN”.

In a world filled with social media tools, John believes that we are the most networked and least connected individuals in a generation. Success in life is directly related to the depth and breadth of our relationships and our desire to help others. If social media tells us anything, it is that connecting creates social capital and unlocks enormous value for individual’s personal brands and the companies where they work. Connect for Life is part advice, part methodology and part technology. Together, these tools can transform your career.

John also shares his interesting sales and entrepreneur journey.

John lives in the Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas area.

Connect for Life to Grow Your Business with John Humphrey:

  • John haa a successful career as a management consultant with Accenture after graduating from SMU.
  • What led to the shift into sales?
  • What are a couple of key things you learned about sales? What makes for a great salesperson?
  • What led you to co-founding your IT Consulting business?
  • Why are you a small business owner? What does it provide you?
  • How and why did you develop your focus on connections, and the foundations of Connect for Life?
  • Why did you decide to focus on Connect for Life exclusively as a business?
  • What inspired you to write the book “Connect for Life: Network your Personal Brand and WIN” and who is it for?
  • How do you define “Connecting for Life”?
  • What do you mean by “Network your Personal Brand and WIN”?
  • How do I build a personal brand that is not synonymous with my company or business?
  • Why should it matter to a small business owner or sales professional?
  • What’s the difference between networking and truly connecting? Please share an example…
  • Why are social media platforms not helping us be more connected?
  • What are some other common mistakes you observe with making connections for life?
  • Please share a couple of tips for staying in touch with your network.
  • What tools should I use to manage my network?
  • In the book you share that connecting for life is part advice, part methodology and part technology.
    • Please introduce, at a high-level, the methodology of Connect for Life.
    • Please introduce the technology component.
  • What are some other reasons for connecting?
  • Please share another example of how this approach will help me with B2B sales.
  • Where do I start with developing connections to help me grow my small business?

Episode Host: Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business podcast show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business.

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