I have just returned from a weeks skiing in the French Alps with nearly 20 other business people. All people that I have met through networking in the last 5 or 6 years. The bonds built through this sort of social activity really do enhance the building of business relationships.
As William Buist put it in his Ecademy Blog on the skiing trip:
"There really is a lot of value in getting a deep understanding of how others think and seeing how they look out for you when you need support. Everyone in the party of nearly 20 was either well known to each other or to someone in the group. There's a camaraderie that's second to none."
Last year in 'Networking on the Piste' I reported on last year's trip. I have no doubt that the amount of business eventually generated between the people on the trip this year will exceed last year's as people got to know even more about each other.
Business Networking really can be fun!
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