Many networking events have an opportunity for announce upcoming events. If you have a non-profit or educational event you’re associated with, have a quick and detailed speech ready. Give date, time, location, and where to find more information. Also… Don’t abuse this opportunity with shameless self promotion!
What is a new project worth to you? Having a professional headshot (as opposed to a cell phone casual shot), may not make you money, but it may help you from loosing money (lost jobs). Michael Barton charges between $200 to $500 for a very high quality headshot that stands out. I made my investment […]
Got a new IPad or IPhone for Christmas? Use Evernote and/or Skitch to create quick notes on new Business Cards you get during networking.
Pictures are more readily accessible to you with smart phones and Social Media accounts. Simply posting a picture to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, can increase your chances by 50% or more in creating engagement, interaction, and possible future connections. So Ready, Aim Post!
People are inevitably going to ask questions about your business and industry as you continue to network. Memorize five to six different talking points, so that you have an appropriate answer for the question at hand. It will help you look knowledgeable and keep you prepared for whatever comes your direction. Matt Brennan – Matthew L. […]
Keep a pen handy during networking events. Make notes on business cards regarding conversations and promises to follow up with new contacts. Ellen Huxtable – Advantage Business Concepts
Well today is my birthday… But the other 364 days I make sure to log into Facebook and wish everyone who has a birthday that day (added it to their profile)… “Happy Birthday”. Those who are not in Facebook are entered into my calendar. Take a little time out of you day to share joy […]
The basic social principals that apply in person apply online as well. If you’re looking to strengthen relationships, take interest in what others are interested in—even if there is no direct correlation to your business. In addition to being a good friend you are increasing the likelihood people will pay attention to you when you […]
Remember some of your favorite toys? Mine were things where I could build something… Lincoln Logs, Hot Wheels Tracks, Electronics Kits. When you meet new people (online or face-to-face), try to build something for them… Connections, Opportunities, and Potential Power Partnerships. Your return on that investment can be much bigger than just turning them into […]
Did you know you can like business and other pages as yourself or your business? Switch to use Facebook as your business and then search for pages to like. Then you can interact as your business page instead of your personal profile.