Whether you are business owner, salesperson or part of a large corporate organization, success thrives on a foundation of strong business connections. Finding and cultivating those connections is the role networking plays. Why do even the most seasoned professionals fail at networking? Because they don’t know how to connect with the right people, or how to turn those connections into profitable relationships.
That is the reason I created the Rob Thomas Method (RTM) of Networking. Over the course of my career in business development and relationship management, I perfected the process of turning “It’s nice to meet you,” into an interesting, productive and strategically focused method for cultivating business. The principles work for individuals who need to sell, as well as for those who need to gain support from stakeholders within a corporation.
To help you maximize your relationships, we’ve developed the Rob Thomas Method “RTM.” Our 4-step program is designed to teach you how to nurture your network and get introduced to the decision makers in your career and industry:
- Identifying your Network
- The Meeting
- The De-briefing
- Nurturing the Network
Networking is the cornerstone of finding profitable business connections. Why do even the most seasoned professionals hate it? Because they don’t know how to find the best connections, or how to turn them into profitable and enjoyable relationships. Rob Thomas, the Principal of Rob Thomas CT and the creator of the Rob Thomas Method (RTM) of Networking, does!
“Character is like a tree and reputation is like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
Rob Thomas, Business Networking Coach – Mike’s Testimonial
“Rob’s system and coaching are a laser-focused strategy for building the business relationships that lead to sales. Hot coffee, warm conversations and connections that take networking to a whole new level. So easy and logical, even an introvert like me can do it!”
– Tanya Detrik
“Working with Rob Thomas and his networking system has been an eye opener. Rob brings experience, expertise and a fresh perspective to modern networking. His techniques will push you out of your comfort zone, evaluate relationships and help you expand your personal and professional circles.”
– Kevin Field
“The RT method has been transformational for our business. We recommend Rob to every business owner who want to achieve consistent profitable growth.”
– DANIEL J. O’DONNELL
“Rob Thomas is an outstanding mentor and co-conspirator in my professional map for success. There are times professionally when we all lose sight of the key pillars of success along the path, and disregard our own intuitive guide, in favor of pursuing the ever changing landscape of sales. With his mentorship and matter-of-fact methodology, I’ve been able to harness my creative sales functions to singular tasks that make sense and add value to my prospecting. By nature, connecting to people is how I first developed my wings in advertising sales, and somewhere along the way, I departed from those core practices and started “pitching” my products or, as I call it, “opening the raincoat” and offering a smattering of overwhelming choices of what I thought my prospects wanted to buy. Well, with dedication and structured practices, Rob has helped me “flip that iceberg” so i spend 2/3 of my time making connections and only 1/3 of my time actually talking about my services and products. It has made all the difference!”
COO & VP Sales and Marketing, TraffiqueJam Mobile
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
– Mark Twain
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson