$3,125 corporate consulting for almost free? How?
My long time friend, Warren Whitlock now charges corporate clients as much as $25,000 a day for his expertise in social media marketing. He was recently listed by Forbes as one of the top ten experts in the world on this subject.
So, at $25,000 a day, divided by 8, if I spend two hours with him, it’s worth $3,125. Not free, but almost, when I pick up the tab.
Of course, this is somewhat misleading because it’s not all about me, though I’d love it to be so. : ) We mastermind. We’ve been friends for over 10 years and pick each others brain on any number of issues.
If I requested it, he’d spend those two hours with me just on that topic and even pick up the tab. Well, maybe not the tab part. And I’d do the same for him with my consulting/coaching.
I know, cut to the chase. What this is all about is the power of networking. Few people really do it well for any number of reasons.
When I was researching my book, “How To Take No For An Answer And Still Succeed,” (www.HowToTakeNo.com ) I found numerous people, even those in larger businesses, who would not go out of their way to network.
When I first moved to Las Vegas over ten years ago, I noticed that the author of a e newsletter I’d been getting for some time recently moved to Las Vegas from Southern California. Me too! I thought. So I dropped him a note.
Warren answered within minutes and as it turned out, lived literally just down the street from me.
The power of networking created not only a friend but a colleague with whom I can trade ideas, we create introductions for each other, exchange expert information in our particular arenas, etc.
You really can’t create a dollar value for any of it. But when you think about it, isn’t it worthwhile to go out of your way to meet new business connections?