The SN Tip of the week is to sharpen your skills. Find ways to build on your existing abilities. Research, take a course, be coached, listen to a podcast or shadow someone to learn how to be more efficient and effective in your networking or professional career.
Use this tip to improve your networking objectives!
The SN Tip of the week is to polish your etiquette / protocol. Leave short and concise voice and written messages. If you are going to meet a colleague for a meal, make sure you know the proper table etiquette. If you are leading a meeting, set up an agenda and send out reminders before the event.
Use this tip to add value to your networks!
The SN Tip of the week is to support women owned businesses. In honor of Women's History Month, make it a point to patronize businesses, associations, causes and communities which acknowledge the advancement of women.
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The SN Tip of the week is to reach out to your alumni association. Do not wait until commencement or homecoming to connect with your alma mater. Reach out to the development office and update your info, register for an event or seek out resources.
Use this tip to broaden your networks.
The SN Tip of the week is to find balance. Do not succumb to networking burnout. Instead create and follow a plan and gain support from friends and colleagues. Pace yourself and track your progress as well as look for areas to improve.
Use this tip to stay on course with your networking!
The SN Tip of the week is to revisit your 2020 networking goals. We are 1 month into this new and exciting year. This is an excellent time to re-read our goals and make sure we are making progress. We can even create "sub" goals to assist with achieving success!
Use this tip to keep the momentum going!
The Champion Networker (Chi Chi Okezie) is a networking, diversity and inclusion influencer known for infusing culture, history, language, arts and entertainment into her company's training and events.