The SN Tip of the week is to build your personal brand. Reach out to trusted colleagues in your networks and ask them to offer one or two words which describe you. Compare and contrast the feedback. Then, focus on one or two of those words the next time you interact at networking function or meeting.
Use this tip to enhance your personal brand proposition!
The SN Tip of the week is to register for a cultural event (via virtually or in person). Familiarize yourself with cultural norms and nuances from that particular culture or identity group. Incorporate those elements into your business and social practices, when applicable.
Use this tip to diversify your networks.
The SN Tip of the week is to smile. As we navigate through this new normal and use more technology, consider embracing various forms of non verbal communication. Smiling relieves anxiety, tension and stress. It is also a great icebreaker for being introduced and starting meaningful conversations.
Use this tip to further connect with your networks.
The SN Tip of the week is to utilize Twitter. The next time you post / repost an article, pic, video, etc. on Linkedin, include the option to share on Twitter. Make sure to use trending #hashtags. Reinforce your digital footprint, continue to add value and bring awareness.
Use this tip to maximize your networking!
The SN Tip of the week is to proofread. Take extra time and be intentional about making sure you deliver a clear, correct and concise message. Whether via email, correspondence, text, etc. make sure your message is understandable and error free.
Use this tip to add value and credibility.
The SN Tip of the week is to challenge yourself. Set up your A-game and do something extra to reach your goals, objectives or plans. This may require scheduling an additional meeting / appointment this week, looking for new contacts, increasing your reading or downloading a new learning app. Whatever it is, stick to it and follow through.
Use this tip to enhance your professional development!
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.