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  1. 1. Networking Use the Power of a Network to Ensure Your Success!!
  2. 2. Success… • It’s not what you know…. • It’s not who you know…. •It’s who wants to know you!!
  3. 3. What Is Networking? Networks—groups of people who talk and share ideas, information, and resources. Networking—discovering connections between people.
  4. 4. Why Network? • Faster Answers to Questions • Safety Net in a rapidly changing business world • Less need to be an expert • Resource for Business Deals, Alliances, Jobs
  5. 5. First Things First: Pre-Approach • Industry • Group or organization • Individuals belonging to the group or organization
  6. 6. Business Organizations and Networking Groups • Casual Contact Networks • Strong Contact Networks • Professional Associations/ Knowledge Networks • Community Service Clubs • Social/Business Organizations
  7. 7. Build on Contacts • Set goals to add to your contacts • Follow up immediately • Get to know your contact • Stay in contact – Compliment – Ask a question – Referral – Educate – Surprise
  8. 8. Build on Contacts • Invest time and effort to help others • Nurture your own network • Get outside the traditional work environment • Bring your network together –Facilitate the meeting of contacts –Invite new people to join
  9. 9. Approachability Guidelines 1. Don’t intend to sell anything. 2. Set a goal or outcome for the event. 3. Do your homework. 4. Dress appropriately. 5. Wear a name tag on your right side.
  10. 10. Approachability Guidelines 6. Have a good handshake, smile and eye contact. 7. Use “Pause–Part–Punch” with your name. 8. Introduce yourself with information about the occasion or the other person. 9. Have an exit strategy. 10. Follow up.
  11. 11. Networking Plan 1. My Goal – Purpose 2. What relationships do I have/need? 3. How do I best access them? 4. What value can I bring? Bring it. 5. Establish how much time per week to devote and schedule it in. 6. Be patient, but monitor results over a sufficient period of time.
  12. 12. The Elevator Speech • General target you serve • Needs typically addressed • Reference your organization • Your value proposition – or Branding Statement
  13. 13. Personal Branding Statement
  14. 14. When You Give a Business Card …
  15. 15. When You Get a Business Card …
  16. 16. Relationship Building Links

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