Chances are you are an infomercial when …

At M Communications and M Com Publishing, we see A LOT of bad networking; usually in the form of the walking, talking informercial. There are ways to sell yourself without being obnoxious about it. Chances you may be a walking, talking infomercial if you are doing the following:

1. Walking around a networking group and shoving diet products in people’s faces without introducing yourself or asking them if they are interested first. Maybe you should get to know someone before you tell them they need to go on a diet.

2. Facilitating a group for another company and continuously plugging your side business. Chances are … if you are in front of 100 people and have made an effort to get to know them and what they do, they will be already well aware what you do.

3. Offering free business advice as a tactic to get people to come to your meeting, and during your presentation you are giving a sales pitch every other slide.

Sadly, our whole team has witnesses all of this. Try to avoid being an infomercial.

2 Responses to Chances are you are an infomercial when …
  1. Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks

    • Michele

      Thanks! I do a bunch of PR work for clients. I will see if yahoo news is in my database.

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