PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Zuko Zoox Nomnganga
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 91
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Zuko Zoox Nomnganga's badges.
 

Your network

23 May 2014, 09:38

Recently I had the opportunity to be involved in what I think was a very eye opening and fruitful discussion with one of Africa’s most successful businessmen, Mr Mutumwa Mawere. The word exchange between us has ever since changed the way I view the world and the direction towards which I now stir my life boat. I had initially requested Mr Mawere to assist me grow in the labour force by helping me secure a better work position than the one I am currently in right now as I had imagined this wouldn’t be too difficult for a man of his calibre.

The crux of the discussion was what he referred to as developing your own network, something which he stated was very critical for brand establishment. Instead of working for the business, be the business and make the brand work for you meaning that the goal is to build a brand that will ultimately attract the most business in the long term simply based on its reputation built during its existence. Having a network will therefore ensure that others have knowledge of your brand and what it entails and as your brand grows and impresses, your network recommends it even more. In order for you to get the most out of your network and grow swiftly towards the set goals, your network must consist of relevant people to your brand or business. One of the most obvious questions I had in mind was how I do then go about starting this network and what will my brand or business be based on. The response is that we all have our interests and there are many others out there and most probably even more around us who share the same interests. The base of your network is made up of those around you with whom you share the same interests and who are just as willing to share ideas and grow their brands as you are. Think of networking as a cheaper way of generating new business and career opportunities as compared to advertising and public relations.

The idea is that your current position is your primary starting point, observe and take full advantage of all available opportunities. Richard Branson says that “luck is opportunity meets hard work” and therefore you determine your own luck depending on the amount of work you put in. Investors or employers are always looking for potential, make your brand or business visible while aiming to be different from similar others out there. Building your brand through networking takes full personal commitment which always works to your advantage when it comes to potential new business or employers. One other very important factor when it comes to networking is being genuine and trustworthy and be that symbol who is always willing to help others and therefore making yourself a very important resource in your network to whom others can turn when they need advice, ideas or solutions.

Remember that it is all about learning as you go, interacting with others in your sphere with the aim of genuinely helping them and exposing yourself to even more opportunities. My personal journey has begun and I will be sharing even more as I move forward

Check out the THE 1873 NETWORK here https://www.facebook.com/the1873network

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Alan Solomon
Mind your language. Remember what...

History has shown how the most compelling political and religious leaders understood exactly why it is so important to speak to people in their mother tongue.  Read more...

0 comments 110 views
Submitted by
Kelvin Esiasa167
The amazing journey of Siyabulela...

One of South Africa's youngest innovators, Siyabulela Xuza, an energy-engineering Harvard University graduate, is passionate about harnessing the power of the sun for clean affordable energy. Read more...

2 comments 126 views
Submitted by
Jean da Cruz
Update on fire Betty's bay

I'm very grateful to the firefightes who have been very busy extinguishing the blaze at Betty's Bay even though the noise at times was unbearable. Read more...

1 comments 485 views
Submitted by
Deon George
SAPS air wing unit: Killing the c...

If you claim to care about the people, flora and fauna of SA, then best you read this. Read more...

64 comments 1360 views
Minister Nene you're destroying t...

With increase in tax you were unfair, not justified too ambitious. Read more...

14 comments 777 views
Submitted by
Moses Mbunge
Proteas win over West Indies

Congratulations to the Proteas for such a remarkable and outstanding victory. Read more...

8 comments 134 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

Petrol generators from R1399, save up to R350. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Pampers!

Save 30% when you buy 3 or more selected pampers products. While stocks last. Shop now!

This week only - 30% off books!

Get 30% off when you buy 2 or more books. Many titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

New range of Samsung smartphones!

Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and Alpha now available at kalahari.com. while stocks last. Shop now!

Buy 3 eBooks & only pay for 2!

The cheapest of the 3 titles will be free. Many more titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.