Business Networking Comics: A humorous look at business networking. A hub to give small business entrepreneurs a laugh.
Business Networking Comics for Entrepreneurs
Business networking is indeed the hottest way to connect with potential customers, especially for small business owners. 90% of my business comes from business networking while the other 10% comes from my Google rankings.
Business owners take business networking too seriously, so I created 7 funny comics from Toondoo for small business owners to enjoy and get a laugh.
If you are a business owner and have not done much business networking and would like to learn, these comics should help you see its world in a humorous way through less serious eyes:
Table Of Comics:
- Shut Up While Giving Your Elevator Speech!!!
- This Networking Group Is Not For Me!
- Ok, Mr. Guest Speaker, You're Boring Me, But My Bladder Loves Your Presentation
- Darn! I Forgot My Business Cards Again!
- Oh Oh! Your Worst Competitor Just Showed Up and He's Taking Your Potential Clients!
- Wow, They Are Serving Free People Here???
Shut Up While Giving Your Elevator Speech!!!
About This Photo:
When you go to a controlled business networking meeting, meaning that someone runs the meeting, usually, each business owner goes around the room and talks about their business to the crowd while they introduce themselves.
The Elevator Speech is a 60 second spiel about your business and you get to tell a whole room of people how you can help them with your business (and hopefully get some clients in the process).
Nobody, and I mean nobody can talk about their business in less than 60 seconds. We want to talk about our clients, our accomplishments, and how great our products and services are. We also want to tell people to visit our website and like our Facebook page.
Although 99% of the people can do their best to keep their elevator speech under 60 seconds, there is always that one business owner that just never shuts up and forgot how to tell time. People get bored quickly listening to this person and that's the person who you will never do business with. That's the person who you just want to strangle! That's the person who ends up taking apples and pears in the face.
This Networking Group Is Not For Me!
Where I live on Long Island, New York, there are least 10 business networking meetings every single week. That's a good thing. What happens is that you hear that this networking group is great and everyone is doing great business together and giving out referrals.
Every once in a while, you go to a networking event where it seems cliquy (that's pronounced clickee). The people just don't seem to be your type and you know it from the moment you walk in the door. How long will you stay at this meeting for until you are ready to leave? Will you ever come back?
Ok, Mr. Guest Speaker, You're Putting Me To Sleep With That Boring Presentation!
Some networking groups have their members give presentations about their business and that is one of the quirks about being part of some networking groups. However, you don't need to do business with everyone who joins this group. For example, you may already have an accountant that you are happy with, so the presentation from the CPA in the group may not excite you.
Once in a while, you do see a presentation from a public speaker that even though you enjoy the presentation, he/she just goes too long and all that coffee keeping you awake is sending you straight to the public toliet or urinal more often than you'd like.
Darn! I Forgot My Business Cards Again!
Showing up at a business networking meeting without your business cards is like showing up at a job interview without your resume.
We all seem to value the business card as the way for people to remember us after the meeting. However, it does not matter. It is the impression you make when you meet people, not your name and website address on a printed piece of paper from Vista Print. Still, we just feel naked without them.
Here's What You Do When You Forget Your Business Cards:
What you can do when you have no business cards to give out at business networking meetings is ask everyone for theirs and just let them know that you will just email them a nice email stating how it was nice to meet them.
That's not what this woman did. LOL
Oh Oh! Your Worst Competitor Just Showed Up and He's Taking Your Potential Clients!
It's nice when you see potential business relationships at business networking meetings, but it never fails when you see someone who does exactly what you do and is going for the same clientele as you.
Yup, it is that person who shakes us all up in business: Your competitor and they came to the same business networking event as you. You think to yourself "Quick, I better get to that potential client before my competitor does..."
That does not matter, because someone rationalizes that there is enough business to go around for all of us. You don't care. You just don't want your competitors to put YOUR food on THEIR tables.
One thing we do among our competition as this comic depicts is twist our business title around so potential clients think we are unique. That's ok. It's natural to be original and unique. Afterall, that is how we get recognized among our competition, but do your potential clients see through that? Can you see through that in the comic above?
Wow, They Are Serving Free People Here???
Some business networking events give away free food to the attendees, so I thought I'd put this cute one up there and reverse the roles between people and food. Look at the pile of people for some fun depictions of famous celebrities.