How To Network And Win The Room
This used to be a weak area for me because I am SUCH an introvert! I have learned the art and joy of connecting with others that ease the process of networking and helps you form REAL relationships! I was soooo uncomfortable with having “small talk” but now I truly enjoy rich conversations with complete strangers that in turn become great business contacts.
Here are some quick tips:
The goal is to be memorable and follow-up.
Simplify it. Don’t overdue it by spitting out your whole resume or what you’re trying to get from them. Just focus on making a genuine connection with that person.
Start a conversation by giving a compliment.
Remember their name (always leaves a great impression)
Get to know what they do and ask them how you can help them. Great way to create reciprocity.
These tips help create a willingness to hear about who you are, how they can help, but also how you can help them too. Make sure they remember you, lead with a firm handshake, have business cards/contact info ready, and walk in knowing how you can provide value…..
So, what are you waiting for? Get started growing your network. I hope this helps you connect the dots.
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