Hi, I’m Mia Torr.
As the founder of Authentic Networker, I specialize in training and coaching self-employed professionals who want to gain more clients, referrals, and influence through in-person networking.
Many sales trainers talk about the importance of relationships, but none have laid out step-by-step how to meet more local prospects, how to engage them authentically, and how to implement systems for networking, follow up and referrals.
That’s where I come in.
My goal? To change the face of modern networking, one business at a time.
“You can burn a lot of time, money and relationships by ‘winging it’ at networking events. But strategic networking will build a powerful foundation for growing your business.”
– Mia Torr, Founder
Have you ever wondered how to meet more people, get more referrals, and expand your personal network?
Have you already approached your friends and family multiple times, and found yourself needing to build a new warm market so you can scale your business?
That’s where I started.
When I launched my own small business a few years ago, I set out to meet more like-minded solopreneurs and business owners in Toronto, where we live.
I did all the things you’ve probably done, including attending EVERY NETWORKING EVENT UNDER THE SUN.
But I never felt comfortable at those events. Everyone I met just pitched at me, and nobody seemed like they were listening at all.
Has that ever happened to you? (And did you also feel like you needed a long shower afterward? Yech.)
Needless to say, very few of my new networking “contacts” ever became business connections.
The last straw came one day when an over-confident young man casually threw (threw!) his business card at me during an event.
As it bounced off my chest and hit the floor, I vowed in that moment to change the culture of networking in our city.
And so Authentic Networker was born.
I started my own local business networking group so that I could meet the types of people I wanted to meet, and have the types of conversations I wanted to have… without suffering all the self-promoting fools out there.
I had no idea what to expect. I just wanted to meet some good people.
Most of the people I met were good people… and they had the same problems I did:
- Where can I meet more clients?
- What do I say when someone asks me about my business?
- How can I stand out from all the other people who do what I do?
- How do I follow up without seeming pushy?
- How do I get people coming to me, instead of me chasing them?
- Where can I find a networking event that isn’t a total pitch-fest?
So I created a signature style of networking that allowed my members to have quality conversations and make real connections instead of just pitching their businesses to each other.
It wasn’t long before my members started asking me for help in growing their networks. So I poured my decades of experience in curriculum design, workshop facilitation, and organizational leadership into an range of practical workshops, courses and coaching programs designed to help business owners and service professionals to stand out from the crowd.
My training programs are field-tested and validated by our clients, who include financial professionals, coaches and consultants, network marketers, and a wide range of solopreneurs.
Within 18 months, my humble networking group had attracted over 1,000 local members, and I was now training affiliated groups to deliver our signature networking events in more than 50 cities across five countries.
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