Taking the “Work” Out of
How to “Play” a Room
Be Gentle With Me
This is My First Slide Presentation
The Definition of Networking
The exchange of information or services
among individuals, groups, or institutions;
specifically : the cultivation of productive
relationships for employment or business.
Goals of Networking
What are your goals for networking?
Your Goal Should Be..
To Help Other People Achieve Their Objectives
Listen to Dale Carnegie
“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.”
Listen to Maya Angelou
”I’ve learned that people will forget
what you said, people will forget what
you did, but people will never forget
how you made them feel.”
How Can I Help?
Be a Connector
Introduce people in your network
Share resources and information
Give Freely but not too Freely
Help those within your network with
introductions and resources but don’t give away
Rule #1 Every time you step out your door it’s a
Rule #2 - THERE IS NO RULE #2
Dress like you are going to meet someone who
can change your life
Always have time for someone you meet
Keep your business cards, a pen, paper, phone,
calendar (phone or paper) in easy reach
Make Them Come to You
Hang out by the Food or Beverages
Work at the Event
Bring a Door Prize
Wear Something Eye-Catching
Work with a Friend
Remember the Boy Scouts
We’ll Do Lunch ….
Review Your Spoils and Take Notes
Keep Your Promises
Use Social Media, Twitter, Tag, Linked In...
It’s OK to Google
Rejection Isn’t the End of the World.
Nurture Your Network
Set a goal to strengthen, nurture or build your
network every day. If you don’t have time to
reach out to a new person remind someone else in
your network how much their business,
friendship etc. means to you. Bring people
together or share information, a Web site,
anything that you think can help someone else.