- Mathew Phillips, Networking Ninja – Rookie of the Year
Mathew Phillips of My Pinnacle Network-Braintree is this year’s recipient of the Networking Ninja for Rookie of the Year.
While he may be a rookie to My Pinnacle Network, he’s a seasoned networker and one of the partners in the South Shore Networking Professionals Group, in addition to being the owner of Metro Annex Interactive.
In this podcast, in addition to accepting his Networking Ninja award, Matt shares some of his networking strategies. Like other Ninja winners, you will learn that even for a techie, he employs a number of old school strategies.
- Jim Clinton, Networking Ninja, Lifetime Achievement
Jim Clinton of My Pinnacle Network-Needham is this year’s recipient of the Networking Ninja for Lifetime Achievement. And much like the winner of Best Connector, Tara Gearhart, his secret weapon isn’t exactly high tech.
While Jim, an executive with Arleen Smith Marketing, typically visits networking groups and prospects in person, Covid has altered his approach somewhat. Now, he utilizes an old school instrument–the telephone–to reach out to people in his network.
These are not sales calls. Jim refers to these as care calls as he reaches out to people in his network who he hasn’t heard from in a while just to see how they are faring during Covid. For more on this approach and others that Jim employs, check out the podcast.
For more info on Jim’s company, Arleen Smith Marketing, visit https://www.arleensmithmarketing.com/.
- Tara Gearhart, Networking Ninja Winner, Best Connector
Tara Gearhart of My Pinnacle Network-Needham is this year’s Networking Ninja award for Best Connector. And she uses snail mail.
In a digital age where immediate gratification rules the day, Tara Gearhart, owner of tMedia Consulting, utilizes snail mail as one of her key networking strategies. Specifically, handwritten notes after one-on-ones. These missives go a little beyond “thanks for meeting with me”.
You can hear all about it on our latest edition of the More Than Two-Minute Drill”. For more on tMedia Consulting, visit https://www.tmediaconsulting.com.
- Dominic Grew, Networking Ninja Winner, Most Altruistic
Dominic Grew of Elevate Business Coaching (https://elevatebusinesscoaching.com/) and a member of My Pinnacle Network-Needham, is the winner of this year’s Most Altruistic award. This Networking Ninja annually goes to the person who is seen as giving freely of his/her time and energy on behalf of other networkers. In this podcast, Dominic discusses some of his networking strategies, including the three things that are essential to any one-on-one he conducts.
- Rich Archibald, Networking Ninja Winner, Most Ubiquitous
Rich Archibald of Aflac and a member of My Pinnacle Network-Pembroke, is the winner of this year’s Most Ubiquitous award. This Networking Ninja annually goes to the person who is seen more frequently at a variety of networking events. In this podcast, Rich discusses some of his networking strategies and how he uses each meeting and one–on-one as an opportunity to listen and then connect people in his network.