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Get out there and network online and offline 2014

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Networking is about building relationships. Today it's important to have a networking strategy that works online and offline.

Networking is about building relationships. Today it's important to have a networking strategy that works online and offline.

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  • 1. Get Out There and Network! How to network for your business online and offline
  • 2. Suggestions For An Effective Seminar 1. Keep an open mind. 2. Think about how to bring this back. 3. Ask questions. 4. Feel free to share. 5. It's okay to pass. 6. Stay committed. Get Out There And Network
  • 3. Ever Feel Like This? Get Out There And Network
  • 4. Or maybe you just feel like hiding. Get Out There And Network
  • 5. How do you feel about networking? Get Out There And Network
  • 6. What Is The Purpose of Networking? Get Out There And Network
  • 7. Business Networking: a marketing method by which business opportunities are created through networks of like-minded people. or Learning about other people and finding the links you have with them. Get Out There And Network
  • 8. A New Perspective Get Out There And Network
  • 9. Goal of Networking Get Out There And Network ● Building Valuable Connections ● Educating Cheerleaders ● Growing Champions
  • 10. Valuable Connections Get Out There And Network People who your connections can help People who can help your connections “There are three things in this world that engender deep emotional bonds between people. They are health, wealth and children.” Michael Milken
  • 11. Cheerleaders Get Out There And Network People who are your advocates. They may never buy from you, but they always spread the word.
  • 12. Champions Get Out There And Network People who sponsor you to move forward.
  • 13. Networking Tactics Get Out There And Network
  • 14. Networking Tactics: Get Out There And Network cartoon credit: http://www.quirkyworks.co.uk/elevator- pitch-un-american/ Your Elevator Speech
  • 15. Networking Tactics: Get Out There And Network Prepare
  • 16. Networking Preparation Checklist: ❏ Figure out your elevator speech ❏ See if you can view the guest list online ❏ Figure out what types of businesses you’d like to meet. ❏ Set a goal of how many people you’d like to meet. ❏ Find connections (online and offline) for possible introductions. ❏ Connect ahead of time.Get Out There And Network
  • 17. Networking Tactics: Get Out There And Network Body Language
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  • 20. Get Out There And Network The Same Goes For Your Online Profile If you don’t think people are looking, you are wrong
  • 21. Networking Tactics: Get Out There And Network Connecting
  • 22. Get Out There And Network Who Should You Connect To? Who are they? Why do you want to connect to them? What will you do to foster the relationship?
  • 23. Networking Tactics: Get Out There And Network Follow-up
  • 24. Get Out There And Network What Do You Do With All Those Business Cards?
  • 25. Get Out There And Network Seven Years Ago Today 1. Send Thank You note - next day 2. Follow-up call - 2 days later 3. Send meeting confirmation - 1 week later 4. Meeting - 2 weeks later 1. Send Thank you note - next day 2. Send LinkedIn invitation - next day 3. Follow-up email/call - 2 days later 4. Comment on LinkedIn Posts - for next week 5. Send meeting confirmation - 1 week later 6. Comment on LinkedIn Posts - for following week 7. Meeting - 2 weeks later Social Follow-Up
  • 26. Get Out There And Network Recap ● Remember connections, cheerleaders and champions ● Use your elevator speech online and offline ● Prepare is important ● Body language and your online profile speaks volumes. ● Connect with people to find links ● Think about who you are connecting to - who, why, what. ● What is your follow up plan? What systems do you have in place for follow- up?
  • 27. Get Out There And Network “Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.” ― Michele Jennae
  • 28. Jen Vondenbrink is a business consultant, educator and professional speaker with 25 years of entrepreneurial and corporate experience. She has worked on local and national training programs. Currently she uses her expertise to bridge the gap between business and social media. For more information: Website: http://yourlifesimplified.com Articles: http://yourlifesimplified.com/business- solutions/blog Follow on Twitter