CrossFit Scottsdale Connections: Networking in the Neighborhood

So….You come to CrossFit Scottsdale weekly, completing an extensive workout for an hour full of push-ups, pull-ups and squats, and you workout alongside several fellow CrossFitters on a regular basis, and you still don’t know anything about their profession and worse, they don’t know what you do and how you can help them?!?

Lets Fix That!

Beginning in May, CrossFit Scottsdale will start a monthly networking event called CrossFit Scottsdale Connections. This networking event will give you the platform to meet fellow CrossFitters, Spouses, Friends and Colleagues in a professional setting. Come together to enjoy a lunch and learn about each other’s professions, to not only become a better supporter in the gym, but to help grow everyone’s business outside these walls. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather give business to a fellow student and CrossFitter that I share my WOD with. 

The first CrossFit Scottsdale Connections Networking event will take place on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the gym. The event will rotate to a local CrossFitter’s place of business monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from noon-1pm . A Paleo friendly lunch will be provided. Please email Ashley@CrossFitScottsdale.com to let us know that you will be attending.

Benefits of membership include:

Opportunity to host a lunch and present on your profession at your place of business.

Highlighted on the CrossFitScottsdale.com blog/website and on our facebook fan page.

Preferred business directory listing and business information housed on the CrossFit Scottsdale website (new feature coming soon).

Tax deductable gym and Connections membership

The opportunity to network with fellow CrossFitter’s and those interested in seeing you succeed both in and out of the gym

For more information on the program and how it works see a Coach.

Networking Tips:

  • Ask open-ended questions in networking conversations. This means questions that ask who, what, where, when, and how as opposed to those that can be answered with a simple yes or no. This form of questioning opens up the discussion and shows listeners that you are interested in them.
  • Become known as a powerful resource for others. When you are known as a strong resource, people remember to turn to you for suggestions, ideas, names of other people, etc. This keeps you visible to them.
  • Have a clear understanding of what you do and why, for whom, and what makes your doing it special or different from others doing the same thing. In order to get referrals, you must first have a clear understanding of what you do that you can easily articulate to others.
  • Be able to articulate what you are looking for and how others may help you. Too often people in conversations ask, “How may I help you?” and no immediate answer comes to mind.
  • Follow through quickly and efficiently on referrals you are given. When people give you referrals, your actions are a reflection on them. Respect and honor that and your referrals will grow.

~Coach Naj