As the Golf season heats up in the Early Spring, so do the business golf outings.
Networking business with golf is one of the more powerful tools any business person has to use to develop new business. Unlike the Watery Egg Early Morning gatherings ,Fast Talk Lunch groups, the Hunt for 250 Business Cards during the Rubber Chicken Vegetable Medley Dinner groups, formally called business networking functions, the Business Golf Networking method bases its strengths on developing long lasting business relationships.
The traditional Networking groups based their existence on the premise that using some form of ridged program while networking with business people is the FASTEST method possible. The fall down of most business networking group’s is focusing on telling what someone does in the fastest method possible. The one hour get together or the ten minute chat at Starbucks is not going to develop trust very quickly so the connections made during those short blurbs last about as long as the coffee.
Trust in business, and golf, comes only over time. With golf, there is at least a four hour period of time that results in a better attempt of developing a higher level of trust. If the business golf method of networking is used correctly the trust developed is complemented long after the round of golf is over.
Many people see golf networking as a waste of time and it is a waste if the golf is not organized effectively. Some people will try to just cut the length of time down by playing only nine holes or conduct a group effort at a driving range. The message that is being broadcasted using abbreviated round of golf is..
“I really don’t care for golf, I am just using it to lure you into a fast pitch so I can move on to pitching more people in less time.”
That is Not really a message many business golfers want to hear and it reflects on how many who do not take golf seriously try to short cut the effects golf can really make on their business networking. It is a fact every business person is busy. However, if they are too busy to network their business needs or wants in an effective manor then they may not be the business you want to connect with your network. Business Golf is a very, very powerful tool and in the deceptive world of today’s business, finding ways to get to the businesses you can really trust should be used more often.
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