So you know how it seems as though everyone on social media is hosting some type of networking event. Your not sure why you should go to any of them or which one you should go to . You maybe thinking what is in it for me.
Most networking events are free or have a very minimal cost and it is linking you with like minded people. As a growing business or a professional who wants to climb the corporate ladder you must remember. YOUR NET WORK IS ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR NETWORK!
So at your next networking event here are some strategies you should use.
1. INCORPORATE THE 3 E'S
ENGAGE with EXCITEMENT with EVERYONE. Face to face networking is the best way for people to get a feel for who you are and what your selling. Most networking events are held in a relaxing or familiar setting to assist with building dialogue that can potentially lead to collaborations.
2. BE AUTHENTIC
When speaking with potential clients face to face most people can smell a rat. So
be yourself, stay focused on your pitch and start building genuine business relationships.
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3. BE PREPARED
Before you decide to attend a networking event make sure you have the basics. Even though these items are basic they can make or break a potential business deal.
1. Business cards with all your contact information on it
2. Your companies pitch or as some might say your elevator speech
Once you have the tools you need to market your business you are ready to begin the Networking process. Commit to attending a networking event at lease once a week .