16 Jan 2015 | News

Call me Cupid!


I’ve always been a bit of a match- maker! One of my greatest thrills is getting together 2 people who then form a long standing relationship. I love to see others as happy as I am in my relationship. Call me a romantic if you like, but it gives me a real buzz.

I feel the same way about business relationships. If I know people who I feel would benefit from each other’s knowledge, expertise, connections, personality or a plethora of other traits, I try my hardest to get these people together to form a mutually positive relationship – for me this is very rewarding to see these relationships blossom into something that benefits all.

I recently found an article relating to this written by one of my favourites – Bruce Kasanoff – called ‘The incredible Benefits of Introducing Others’. In this article Bruce discusses how promoting others within your network to get to know each other has long reaching benefits, not only for the ones you introduce, but for you too. Bruce says…

“Make connections. Take the initiative. Bring people together. You don’t have to take them out to dinner or spend money. Just introduce good people to other good people. You will benefit in more ways than you will ever be able to count”

I’m with you Bruce, I’ll continue my match-making, forge long standing relationships and assist as many as I can in furthering their businesses and networks.  Hmmm and maybe a few personal relationships thrown in too!! Maybe I should change my name to Cupid??

Adapted from Bruce Kasanoff’s new book, How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk, which includes 43 tips for getting the right kind of attention.

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