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Networking

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Networking

  1. 1. <ul><li>Networking Your Way to Success </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Networking: </li></ul><ul><li>The act of meeting new people </li></ul><ul><li>in a business or social context. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Formal - Conferences , Seminars, Events, </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Informal - People you know and who they know </li></ul><ul><li>Online - Social Media ex: MySpace, Facebook </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>BRAND </li></ul><ul><li>YOU! </li></ul>Image Courtesy: www.madisonavenuejournal.com
  5. 5. <ul><li>Brand You! Attributes </li></ul><ul><li>Name: How do you want to be known? </li></ul><ul><li>Packaging: Appearance / Hair / Clothing </li></ul><ul><li>History: What ’ s your story? </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation: Integrity, honesty – Build a great reputation </li></ul><ul><li>and never, ever damage it! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Brands are differentiators </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>All cars but they conjure up different images </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Golden rule of networking: </li></ul><ul><li>Pay it forward </li></ul><ul><li>The more you give, the more you get </li></ul><ul><li>Offer whatever you can to whomever you can. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Firstly – just do it! </li></ul><ul><li>Join industry associations </li></ul><ul><li>Look for opportunities to learn and meet people </li></ul><ul><li>Have a business card </li></ul><ul><li>Smile  </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Listen more than you speak </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up </li></ul>
  9. 9. Social Networks…..
  10. 10. <ul><li>Things to think about: </li></ul><ul><li>Email address – [email_address] or [email_address] I don ’ t think so! </li></ul><ul><li>Research – potential employers can research you too ! </li></ul><ul><li>Personal websites – your name as a domain name </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Successful networking isn ’ t just about making </li></ul><ul><li>contacts … . </li></ul><ul><li> … . it ’ s about building relationships </li></ul>

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