Connect at the Next Level!

 

10 Powerful Tips to SOAR at Networking!

Five Do’s…

  1. Do create authentic connections.  Approach people with a “how can I help you” mentality.
  2. Do research presenters, speakers, panelists before you get to qthe event.
  3. Do attend events that take you out of your comfort zone.  Accept unique invitations and meet new pools of people
  4. Do use social media as a tool, but know nothing beatsface-to-face…ever!
  5. Do be bold in connecting people when opportunity will benefit both parties.  Introductions are golden!

 

Here are 5 things NOT to do when building your network…

Five Don’ts…

  1. Don’t be a business card shark!  Two to three authentic conversations are more important that a handful of business cards!  
  2. Don’t make the conversation all about you. 
  3. Don’t forget to follow-up after you establish an authentic connection.
  4. Don’t go with a group of friends.  Often going with even one person can limit your ability to meet new contacts as you end up chatting with your friend throughout the event.
  5. Don’t be afraid to connect with the “big wigs.” They’re human too!