If you are in business, run a small business, in
need of a job then you may want to consider
attending a networking group.
This is the quickest way to meet potential
connections to find your next buck or your
neext new job BUT there is a specific strategy
to get the most out of attending theses
TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NETWORKING
MEETING, HERE ARE A FEW GUIDELINES TO
CONSIDER FOR YOUR STRATEGY:
Arrive early. If you are there before the majority of the
group, you are assured the maximum opportunity to
meet everyone. Stand at the door and welcome
attendees in = max exposure.
• Arrive with a goal in mind. Before the meeting, set a
goal for yourself for that day, and then go for it. Take
some time for yourself to get yourself focused before
the meeting. Recap afterwards. Do better next time
and never stop improving.
Make sure you have writing materials and plenty
of business cards – leave the brochures at
home. That means postcards, trifolds, flyers,
magnets. If its not a business card it will get
• Stay organized. Make sure to shake hands
when introduced, or when you introduce
yourself. Then ask for a card. If they don’t
have a card have blank paper/notecards
available as well as a pen. Get their info.
• Don’t huddle up with people you know or friends. It is
easier to be approached by others if you don’t appear
to be busy in conversation with others. Feel free to
regroup with friends/colleagues after the event.
• Don’t hard sell yourself or your company. Networking
meetings are to be social and the a vehicle for
connections to be made. No one is looking to buy
your services . . . . but once you have created strong
bonds, those relationships will want to promote
you. Wouldn’t you rather promote a friend rather than
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P.S. ”You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people than you
can in two years by trying to get other people
interested in you.” Dale Carnegie
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