Networking Like A Pro – Seven simple tips to make a lasting impression

Organic growth is good!

Supporting and nurturing your business connections can really help your company grow.
Organically grown business relationships can lead to good things for both parties.

Why Network?

You can promote yourself or your product on a personal level
Adds more trust and creditability
Potential to open doors for new opportunities that may not have been opened
It helps you tap into a wider group
Bits of help establish new relationships and maintain ongoing relationships
Share business ideas and opportunities, it is fun to meet and learn from people who have trodden the same path before
It gives the professional an opportunity to put a face with the name to create an association
Networking is less about meeting new people than having them recollect you after the event and give them a reason to remember you
How do you get them to remember you?

Here are seven simple tips to make a lasting impression

  1. Ask thoughtful questions.
  2. Listen.
  3. Ask what you can do to help.
  4. Remember their name and story.
  5. Clearly define what you do best and have your elevator pitch ready to roll.
  6. Tell a story.
  7. Try to make a connection or link, talk about your passions, hobbies or sports.

Contrary to popular belief, very few people walk away from a few hours spent at a business networking event with a fistful of contracts. Meeting people at the networking function is merely the important first step.

Lorna Burroughes

Thrive – Developing connections for growth

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