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Networking How to Improve Your Career
Introduction <ul><li>Networking is a common synonym for developing and maintaining contacts and personal connections with ...
Important <ul><li>Our ability to network effectively often corresponds with our ability to get promotion at work and your ...
Networking & Career <ul><li>Networking with colleagues has the added benefit of creating new business opportunities.  </li...
Networking - Benefits <ul><li>It is an especially important aspect of career, since it is helps you keep abreast of: </li>...
Strategies  to Develop your Networking
Make a Great First Impression <ul><li>Smile, make eye contact, have a confident handshake and show a genuine interest in t...
Don't Be “The Salesman” <ul><li>Networking events, parties and conferences are not the ideal place for the hard sell. </li...
Always Follow Up <ul><li>Timely, relevant follow-ups are one of the keys to successful business networking. Just meeting s...
Bring your offline networking online <ul><li>Many of the people you meet at a networking event will be on Facebook, Linked...
Make a Note <ul><li>Take a pen and jot down any notes about a contact as soon as you’ve finished talking with them.  </li>...
Choose the right networking events <ul><li>You will get better results from attending the right kind of networking events....
Focus on the quality of your contacts  <ul><li>Business networking is not a competition to see who can collect the most bu...
Listen!  <ul><li>It’s all to easy to get drawn in to talking about yourself.  </li></ul><ul><li>However you will become a ...
Be memorable  <ul><li>When you go though them the next day how many people can you actually remember? </li></ul><ul><li>Tr...
Lico Reis Consultoria  & Línguas P rof. Roberto Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linke...
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Networking - How to Improve Your Career

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  • Great tips - I’ve learnt that tip 11 about making notes about someone is a great way to remember in the future what they said. It also leaves a good impression if you’re able to remember!
    I also run a website that teaches people how to be more professional in their jobs. One of my articles goes into more detail about networking - http://completeitprofessional.com
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Networking - How to Improve Your Career

  1. 1. Networking How to Improve Your Career
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Networking is a common synonym for developing and maintaining contacts and personal connections with a variety of people who might be helpful to you and your professional life. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Important <ul><li>Our ability to network effectively often corresponds with our ability to get promotion at work and your status in the industry, which can also improve your chance of getting more lucrative offers from other firms. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Networking & Career <ul><li>Networking with colleagues has the added benefit of creating new business opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Even if you're not in the job market, staying in touch with others in your industry provides a chance to brainstorm strategies and share best practices for remaining competitive. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Networking - Benefits <ul><li>It is an especially important aspect of career, since it is helps you keep abreast of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career opportunities in your own firm. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career opportunities in other firms . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry trends . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pending developments in your firm and their ramifications for you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources of technical expertise that you can tap. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Strategies to Develop your Networking
  7. 7. Make a Great First Impression <ul><li>Smile, make eye contact, have a confident handshake and show a genuine interest in the people you meet. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember you have exactly one chance to make a good impression! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Don't Be “The Salesman” <ul><li>Networking events, parties and conferences are not the ideal place for the hard sell. </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to sell can make you look desperate and is not the way to build successful business relationships </li></ul>
  9. 9. Always Follow Up <ul><li>Timely, relevant follow-ups are one of the keys to successful business networking. Just meeting someone once will rarely bring you business. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to repeat the contact, by email, face to face, pick up the phone, just make sure that you follow up and keep contact. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bring your offline networking online <ul><li>Many of the people you meet at a networking event will be on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter or some other social networking site. </li></ul><ul><li>Track them down and invite them to join your network. </li></ul><ul><li>When you’ve tracked down your new contact look at their contacts and add any relevant contacts to extend your network further. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Make a Note <ul><li>Take a pen and jot down any notes about a contact as soon as you’ve finished talking with them. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not just try and remember. </li></ul><ul><li>You will forget key things about that person. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Choose the right networking events <ul><li>You will get better results from attending the right kind of networking events. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose events specific to the industry you are in, or those industries you are targeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Types of events include conferences, trade shows and events held by industry specific associations. </li></ul><ul><li>I often find that trade shows are a great place to network. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Focus on the quality of your contacts <ul><li>Business networking is not a competition to see who can collect the most business cards. </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll get much more out of a business networking event, and build more quality, long term relationships if you try and make a few good good at each event. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Listen! <ul><li>It’s all to easy to get drawn in to talking about yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>However you will become a much more successful networker if you listen. </li></ul><ul><li>You know all about you, try finding out about other people. </li></ul><ul><li>Being a good listener is an often overlooked skill. You have two ears and one mouth, use them in proportion. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Be memorable <ul><li>When you go though them the next day how many people can you actually remember? </li></ul><ul><li>Try to be memorable. </li></ul><ul><li>A great way to do this is to pick just one thing to talk about. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend time on working on one remarkable thing that you stand for and always make sure you get it into a first conversation. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas P rof. Roberto Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @licoreis

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