Saturday, January 19, 2008


It's contest time!

Yep, that's right. International Networking Week is coming up real soon as it is February 4 - 8. This year Certified Networker of Ohio is again sponsoring a one-to-one contest to see who can have the most meetings during those five days.

For those of you who do not know what a one-to-one meeting is, it is exactly as it describes. It is two (and only two) people meeting for the reason of getting to know each other better.

We'd love to have you participate. To do so, you can register at the website here. You'll find the info in the upper right corner of the home page. You can register now but cannot begin to list one-to-ones till 12:01 AM Feb 4 and can continue to list until midnight Feb 8. You are on your honor that these meetings are actually happening.

The prize for the most one-to-ones is $100 which will be presented at the CN monthly lunch February 20 if you are from the NW Ohio area. If you live out of the area, you will have to produce a mailing address for the check to be sent. Obviously, we will want your story too, so you'll have to be willing to be interviewed. Then we can relate your success to the world!

Some people are already getting their meetings scheduled for that week. Kathy Stringham, owner of Coffee News of Monroe, our winner from last year, managed to have 29 appointments and the contest was only three days. Her secret was staying in one place while her appointments came to her.

Don't delay. Go register and then begin scheduling. Everyone will win, because you'll get to know the people you meet with that much more. You'll be able to help them and they'll be able to help you.

OK, let's predict. How many one-to-one meetings do you think the winner will be able to have in five days this year?

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