Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A healthier way to do business

My Paper, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, Page A13, Viewpoints
From http://epaper.mypaper.sg/cnd/fvxen/fvxp/fvxpress.php?param=2012-03-06
Source Website: http://news.asiaone.com/News/Mailbox/Story/A1Story20120306-331793.html
By Geoff Tan, my paper, Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012



PHOTO: Sweatworking, or "networking while sweating it out".
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PHOTO: Geoff Tan
The writer is a senior vice-president of Singapore Press Holdings’ marketing division.
My Paper, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, Page A13, Viewpoints


There is a new way of networking in the working world. This phenomenon is all about keeping fit and connecting with your customers at the same time.

It's called sweatworking, or "networking while sweating it out".


Sweatworking, is about keeping fit and connecting with your customers at the same time.
PHOTO: Sweatworking, is about keeping fit and connecting with your customers at the same time.
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Business deals are no longer being closed exclusively at expensive power lunches or at upmarket cocktails.

Many new-age professionals and business folk think these are passe.

Instead of entertaining your clients with a long night of wining and dining - which will, more likely than not, take a toll on health over time - take them to a trendy gym and work out together.

This trend started in the United States and has since made its way to Britain, and seems to be getting increasingly fashionable.
PHOTO: This trend started in the United States and has since made its way to Britain, and seems to be getting increasingly fashionable.
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This trend started in the United States and has since made its way to Britain, and seems to be getting increasingly fashionable. Even job interviews are being conducted at the gym now.



PHOTO: All love a good sweat, but rehydrate smart to come back stronger and faster next time!
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http://fitnessstop.blogspot.com/2010/06/cmon-lets-sweatbut-make-sure-you.html


As one convert puts it: "When you are drenched in sweat and the taskmaster of a trainer yells out, 'Come on, you can do it, just 10 more reps,' and you push yourself to complete them, it clearly demonstrates to your client that as you are determined enough to get it done on the gym floor, you are surely the partner he wants to have handling his business."



PHOTO: Look presentable by dressing comfortably and appropriately for the gym !
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Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone, a how-to book on networking, argues that workouts are ideal for closing deals and winning accounts. He says: "In the sales process, you want to accelerate personal relationships. Vulnerability yields intimacy. Intimacy yields trust."



PHOTO: Sweatworking, regular kettlebell workouts.
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http://www.businesscoaching.com/tag/small-business-coaching/


Even before I read about sweatworking, I've been introducing my clients to regular kettlebell workouts.

The benefits include getting fit together and breaking down the barriers inherent in a salesman-customer relationship, and getting to interact with clients once or twice a week instead of having to continually arrange to catch up over a meal or drinks, which can happen only so often.


The benefits include getting fit together and breaking down the barriers inherent in a salesman-customer relationship.
PHOTO: The benefits include getting fit together and breaking down the barriers inherent in a salesman-customer relationship.
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Sweatworking could well be the EQ tool to build an intimate bond between business associates.

Welcome to the world of "sweat equity", my friends! Trust me, you'll enjoy it.

The writer is a senior vice-president of Singapore Press Holdings' marketing division.
By Geoff Tan, my paper, Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012



PHOTO: Interact with clients once or twice a week instead of having to continually arrange to catch up over a meal or drinks.
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http://www.fitnessforefront.com/gym-edict-for-women/


Singer Britney Spears lounges in the sun and talks to her friends during a day off. Sweatworking could well be the EQ tool to build an intimate bond between business associates.
PHOTO: Singer Britney Spears lounges in the sun and talks to her friends during a day off. Sweatworking could well be the EQ tool to build an intimate bond between business associates.
Mar 10, 2009 at 09:01 pm by Evil Beet
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HELPDESK
我的字典: Wǒ de zì diǎn


Passe: 过时的 - guò shí de
Trendy: 时髦的 - shí máo de
Intimacy: 亲密 - qīn mí
Inherent: 隐含的- yǐn hán de




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