In my latest online networking article, I write about ways that we miss the mark in networking. Whether it is failing to prepare for events, forgetting key information or just not following up. These "slip ups" can cause a negative impact on making good and valuable connections.
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The SN Tip of the week is invite a colleague. Do not do networking by yourself. Invite a good, trusted friend as your guest to the next event. Introduce them to your networking group and create a platform to expand their reach and influence!
Whether it is a business, work or networking meeting, it is important to run it effectively. Technology gives us multiple options for operating to our fullest capacity. Here are some helpful tips below:
1. Send out mtg reminders to avoid tardiness.
2. Send out an agenda ahead of time for proficiency.
3. Have your presentation ready at least 15 minutes before.
4. Stay on track and present with professionalism.
5. Allot time for discussion or Q&A.
I hope this helps and much success at your next meeting!
The Champion Networker (Chi Chi Okezie) is a diversity and networking influencer known for her infusion of culture, history, language, arts and entertainment into her training and events.