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Nifty Networking Tips!
Networking may only be a small part of your business operations,
especially in the offline world. To make the most of it, here
are some nifty networking tips to try.
Elevator speech - Prepare a short presentation about yourself.
Practice using ONE sentence to sum up what you do. At events
where most are Internet marketers, you’ll need more than, “Hi,
I’m Joe Grow, an Internet marketer.” Instead, focus on your
niche or specialty, or whatever you’re trying to focus on most
for growth at the time, “Hi, I’m Joe Grow, a wholesaler on
Roster / Schedule of Events
Print out the schedule of events and list of presenters ahead of
time. Get familiar with who’s who, and see what you’d like to
focus on, what you’d like to learn and get out of the event. For
example, maybe there are a few presenters you’d like to network
with one-on-one, so you could try to contact them ahead of time
to check their schedules.
Do your homework before you go. Public libraries and the
Internet have hundreds of resources dedicated to your industry
news and business networking with loads of tips, etiquette,
speaking advice, etc. So search, study and put to use what you
Be prepared and be a part, don’t just take part. In other words,
do take business cards, a note pad and pen. But also contribute;
take along some host/hostess gifts and a door prize to
contribute for the event.
By Diana Barnum, president of Moving Ahead Communications.
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