Kim is inspired by people who aren't afraid to be themselves. "So much of business today is bravado with the reality nothing like the image. Do what you can do in the time you have and do it well and your business will thrive. Understand what your priorities are, what you want your business to deliver and the support you need to make that happen." Kim believes networks are critical in business and that networking is much more than a handshake. It is about building effective and valuable relationships that will underpin your business activities. "The value of an effective network cannot be underestimated. You don't have to network with everyone, choose those who you really connect with and build solid relationships". These people become your eyes and ears in the marketplace as you do for them.
Kim McGuinness is Managing Director of Network Central, a business network for middle to senior managers and consultants since 1999, founder of networkingmentor.com.au, an online mentoring program and one of Australia’s leading commentators on business, marketing and networking. A huge believer in the value of mentoring, Kim also co-runs a renowned yearly Mentor Program for Executive Women where she aligns senior experienced leaders with up and coming managers. Kim is a leading speaker at many conferences and events, is a regular MC, and has developed a number of training programs for blue chip companies. Kim is co-author of Network or Perish – Learn the Secrets of Master Networkers and is featured in Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed which was released in 2007.
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