Networking is such an essential part of doing business. Previously, business was quite easily secured by purchase order over the phone, fax or email. Since then we have had to get back to basics and build and nurture relationships through face to face contact.
Carmel Murphy is the Director of her own business Leaping Frog, has successfully started networks including Women in Business and The Property Team, is a founding member for not-for-profit networking group Auckland Young Professionals with over 500 members, is an active supporter of Business Network International (BNI) & volunteer for not-for-profit Dress for Success.
The best definition she has come across for business networking comes from worldwide networking specialist, Stephanie Speisman – “Effective business networking is the linking together of individuals who, through trust and relationship building, become walking, talking advertisements for one another”.
Carmel is a firm believer in her favourite quote by Tom Morris, “Success is about who you are, not what you have. Successful people work to discover their talents, to develop those talents, and then to use those talents to benefit others as well as themselves”. By applying this principle, Carmel has earned the title of networking queen by friends and colleagues alike and over the past four years Carmel has been able to help many build confidence and self esteem to go out and achieve their dreams.