For over 15 years I have been building a marketing company through relationships, word of mouth referrals and high quality work. I am more of a listener and a thinker than a boisterous extroverted sales person. I am the guy that gets s#!t done. Today I am going to a networking event at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce; this should be fun. The anxiety is real but not crippling, but I can’t quite pinpoint why. When I actually start talking to people I’m fairly comfortable. It’s that moment of approaching and initiating conversation that’s stressful, and it’s probably out of some deep-rooted fear of rejection.
But I’m going, with my bold purple business cards and I’m going to get maybe! out there and see where it goes. Maybe local businesses are looking for more of a thinker than a talker.
Maybe! it will go really well. Definitely I’ll get better at it (networking that is).
Is this a good time to mention that we won Cambridge Small Business of the Year in 2016, but under our parent company Orchard Design Studio Inc. 😊