Making the Most Out of Networking with People

networking-17588675At this day and age of computers, the internet and social media when people’s attention span has shrunk to minimum level, it’s not just who knows you that matter but who remembers you? Below are 6 tips you can use to make a lasting impression and to make sure that they get to remember you, what you did for them and will hopefully feel compelled enough to buy from you (if you’re selling something) or take action (if you’re advocating something).

1. Commitment – Commit yourself to talk to strangers and people you haven’t met. Go out of your comfort zone. Make sure that you get to talk about valuable things. Have meaningful conversations. This will help build your confidence.

2. Dress the Part – This will translate that you care enough to look good and when you care about how you put yourself out there, other people will care too.

3. Be Professional – Do everything necessary to get the job done well. Prepare well for your presentations, have your business cards ready, polish your shoes, etc.

4. Seize the Initiative – Turn nervousness into positive energy. Others may be just as nervous as you are. Know that you are there for a purpose.

5. It’s Not Over Even After Its Over – Even after everyone has gone home, it’s not yet over. The game is just beginning. Stay in touch and look out for more opportunities.

6. Stay Visible – Join groups, offer to speak to your community, volunteer your services, be visible. Always meet new people and continue practicing tips #1-5.

To learn more about this, please head to:  6 IMPORTANT TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF BUSINESS NETWORKING


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