Grow Some Balls: Build Business Relationships from Nothing

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

Fear holds many people back in business. There is fear of not having enough to offer, fear of not knowing what to say, fear of rejection. This session is about how the game is changing and how to build quality relationships out of nothing while not being afraid.

Business is about relationships and using technology to foster those relationships by growing social spheres of influence and creating a network of contacts of friends, acquaintances, and business partners. Also to be covered will be the advanced tips and tricks for making a cold connection a warm one, how to make a great impression, follow-up like a rock-star and how to complete deals that are not typical deals.

Social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook have changed the way business is done. When should you add someone on Twitter versus LinkedIn versus Facebook? How do you avoid being ignored? What about instant messenger? Is the IM agreement the new term sheet? All these questions will be explored in the session that covers the best methods for being successful in business even if your main function in your organization is not business.

LEVEL: Advanced

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Matt Van Horn

I run business for Path. I make things happen. Formerly at Digg and before that helped found Zimride. bio from Twitter

22 attendees

  • Alissa Hurley
  • Brian Duggan
  • Sandeep Parikh
  • Louise
  • PF Samuelson
  • Jeremy Bell
  • Jon Lim
  • Julian Pscheid
  • kickme444
  • Kyle West
  • Matt Keeler
  • Georgetta Nicol
  • Matt Van Horn
  • Chris O'Connor
  • Paul Maiorana
  • Andrew Richards
  • rpmware
  • Sarah Khan
  • poptune
  • Elisabeth Hoelzl
  • Vladik Rikhter
  • Yellow Pencil RD

39 trackers

  • David Damore
  • AJ Vaynerchuk
  • Andrea Nordgren
  • Robin Stevens
  • Brian Truax
  • Carrie Stalder
  • Carson McDonald
  • Chad Keck
  • Cody Stoltman
  • Daniel Joseph Byrd
  • Darby Frey
  • Gail Doggett
  • Cemre Güngör
  • Marieke Hensel
  • Jackie Shelley
  • Jake Przespo
  • Jay Patel
  • Jobmuscroft
  • John Payne
  • Julia Prior
  • Orson Ka'ili
  • kathybabb
  • Katie Felten
  • liangcw
  • Liang Shi
  • Chris Carter
  • Lindi Horton
  • Online Prism
  • Laura Fitton
  • Ramin Ettehad
  • Trish Lawrence
  • Shelley Cook
  • Sheryl Soo
  • Paul Solomon
  • sonderformat
  • Tan Lam
  • Tom Rankin
  • Audrey Vaughn
  • ZBJ

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Salon AB, Hilton Austin Downtown

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