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7 Tips to Create a Powerful Impact, Presence and Influence

The impressions we make on others can have a major impact on networking, building our own business, working with others and our earning capacity. So give yourself an edge and take this opportunity to reflect on how you can enhance your presence, impact and influence to help achieve your personal and professional goals. 1.         Understand yourself: A first step in developing your personal impact, presence and authority is identifying         what it is that you want to project to others. What…See More
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Network at Work

No matter where you work- a company, public sector entity, university,  associations, non-profit or other organisation- networking is an essential communication skill and a pivotal professional capability in today’s workplace. It is the most effective way to get the job done, make things work, improve the processes and advance your career. Continued mergers and consolidations as well as downscaling in industry after industry suggests that no one is secure in their employment. You’ve heard it…See More
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Nelson Mandela’s Mega Personal Branding Secrets

The purpose of this book is to help you to uncover and build your own authentic personal brand as we journey in some of the footsteps of Nelson Mandela (respectfully referred to hereinafter by the clan name "Madiba" by which he is widely known).After you have read this book you will:Know what authentic personal branding is and its importance in the fullest sense.Understand your personal brand promise and how your distinct talent contributes to the strategic direction of you, your team and…See More
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"Thank for the enquiry Jared. One of my coaching clients in training has grown her business beyond expectations after a few sessions with me. We identified her personal brand messages, repackaged her offerring and then developed a networking and…"
Nov 25, 2013
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"Hi Karl, I came across your profile by chance and was impressed. Do you ever assist training providers in establishing a larger and more profitable client base?"
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Holiday festivities are great networking opportunities for job seekers says Karl Smith, Africa’s foremost expert in social capital.

The holidays can be hectic, but a busy social schedule is also fertile ground for business networking. “Between lunches, office parties and other social gatherings, you may come into contact with dozens of people during the month of December alone, “says Karl Smith, author with more than 6 years of social capital coaching and training experience. He adds that whether you have a job or not, networking is important and you should take advantage of every opportunity. So if you're wondering how to…See More
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Reinventing your personal brand

Hiya! Karl here… The month of September signals the beginning of a new season in nature … life has its own seasons … perhaps it is your season to rediscover ,reimagine, reinvent and rebrand yourself…it is ultimately our only insurance policy to protect ourselves against stagnation and irrelevance. YOU’VE WORKED long and hard, sacrificing to build a solid reputation. When you’re out of the room, you know what they’re saying: She’s an innovative marketer. He knows everything about the Natural…See More
Sep 13, 2013

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AFRICA’S #1 PERSONAL BRANDING, NETWORKING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS at 15 on Orange Hotel – Cape Town

August 21, 2013 from 8:30am to 2pm
Personal Branding, Networking & MonetizationAFRICA’S #1 PERSONAL BRANDING, NETWORKING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESSLIVE YOUR DREAM!  CLAIM YOUR BRILLIANCE!Celebrate Women's Month in South AfricaToday it is vital for career and business success to be able to ‘sell’ yourself and your ideas in an authentic and powerful way. Women in particular seem to be outnumbered by men in many business areas, often leading to disadvantages and 'reduced access' to resources and opportunities. Visibility…See More
Aug 3, 2013

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NETWORKING IS DEAD!

I had the privilege to address dealmakers at one of Africa’s largest Indabas held in Cape Town. The message underpinning my highly interactive and pragmatic sessions was simple, yet profound: As we move through the rest of 2013 and beyond, there is a lot to think about and understand as it relates to the world of networking and business relationship development. In my humble opinion, based on my own experience and life-long learning, networking as we know it today has been dying a slow death…See More
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"Thank you. If I can help you in any way, let me know. Karl"
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SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: PERSONAL BRANDING WITH KARL SMITH

Networking and personal branding expert Karl Smith probably wasn’t sure what was in store for his future when he left his last full-time job  to start a partnership. It’s when he left his corporate job … that he thought clients were just going to fall into his lap. He didn’t bask long in his newly found glory and he soon discovered that it takes much more than handing out business cards to get clients.Rather than dwelling on the cold reality of economic struggle, he poured himself into…See More
Jun 10, 2013
Michelle Jordaan commented on Karl Smith - The Networking Guy's blog post It's What You Don't Say That Matters
"Excellent advice, body language is something we tend to forget when we try get buy in for solutions, ideas and innovation."
Jun 5, 2013

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Karl Smith, The Networking Guy will:

• INSPIRE YOU – and help you building a winning personal brand to market and sell yourself, your skills, your vision, your ideas, your products or service.
• INVITE YOU – to take control of your network to generate referrals, find a job, climb the corporate ladder and realise your own vision.
• REMIND YOU – to live your truest passions.
• HELP YOU – to plan a route between the ‘now’ and where you want to be.

Dubbed 'The Networking Guru’ by one of South Africa’s largest networking organizations, Karl Smith is a pioneering personal brand, networking and referral marketing strategist. He is credited with using personal branding, networking and referral marketing to move from zero clients to JSE listed clients within the financial, banking, accounting, dental and other services sectors.

He delivers transformative keynotes and workshops for some of the South Africa’s most successful companies. Karl is a sought-after spokesperson on personal branding, networking, social media, referral marketing and authentic leadership.

He has been featured in countless publications, including Accountancy South Africa, Black Business Quarterly and CEO. Karl has authored Beyond The Business Handshake, Secrets To Getting Referrals, Networking Etiquette 101 and three Ebooks on personal branding.

Karl is known by his coaching clients as insightful, passionate and an acute strategic thinker as he assists them to turn their dreams into plans, plans into action and action into results. He exudes optimism and a genuine belief in the power of the individual to achieve great things. Karl not only sees the glass as half full, he sees the potential for it to be overflowing.

Prior to founding BNSA Karl has held numerous corporate executive positions, bringing relationship building, marketing and strategic success to major organizations. Karl's account @NetworkingGuySA is a "must-follow" account for daily inspiration.
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7 Tips to Create a Powerful Impact, Presence and Influence

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 14:42 0 Comments

The impressions we make on others can have a major impact on networking, building our own business, working with others and our earning capacity. So give yourself an edge and take this opportunity to reflect on how you can enhance your presence, impact and influence to help achieve your personal and professional goals.

 

1.         Understand yourself: A first step in developing your personal impact, presence and authority is identifying         what it is that you want…

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Network at Work

Posted on February 16, 2014 at 11:00 0 Comments

No matter where you work- a company, public sector entity, university,  associations, non-profit or other organisation- networking is an essential communication skill and a pivotal professional capability in today’s workplace. It is the most effective way to get the job done, make things work, improve the processes and advance your career. Continued mergers and consolidations as well as downscaling in industry after industry suggests that no one is secure in their employment. You’ve heard it…

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Holiday festivities are great networking opportunities for job seekers says Karl Smith, Africa’s foremost expert in social capital.

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 9:30 0 Comments

The holidays can be hectic, but a busy social schedule is also fertile ground for business networking. “Between lunches, office parties and other social gatherings, you may come into contact with dozens of people during the month of December alone, “says Karl Smith, author with more than 6 years of social capital coaching and training experience. He adds that whether you have a job or not, networking is important and you should take advantage of every opportunity. So if you're wondering how…

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Reinventing your personal brand

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 11:30 0 Comments

Hiya! Karl here…



The month of September signals the beginning of a new season in nature … life has its own seasons … perhaps it is your season to rediscover ,reimagine, reinvent and rebrand yourself…it is ultimately our only insurance policy to protect ourselves against stagnation and irrelevance.



YOU’VE WORKED long and hard, sacrificing to build a solid reputation. When you’re out of the room, you know what they’re saying: She’s an innovative marketer. He knows…

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At 14:32 on November 25, 2013, Jared Shippel said…

Hi Karl,

I came across your profile by chance and was impressed. Do you ever assist training providers in establishing a larger and more profitable client base?

At 20:51 on May 29, 2013, Chris van den Heever said…
It is pure inspiration to have come across your profile.
 
 
 

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