The SN Tip for the week is bring plenty of business cards. It may seem elementary but once again do not underestimate the value of a business card. It is an extension of your physical and written brand. It shows professionalism. It allows people to contact you in a direct and quick manner.
The SN Tip of the week is to follow up in a timely manner. Once you have made a good connection, do not wait long to reconnect. Doing this can damage the potential of a really good relationship. The benefits of following up in a timely manner include: being more professional, building trust, showing concern and adding value.
Are you knowledgeable about a particular topic? Are you the "go-to" person when it comes to certain matters? Do people reach out to you for certain advice? If so then perhaps you should considers spreading your wealth of knowledge to a larger community. Publishing articles on the web can draw in new customers or clients. It can open doors for dialogue and healthy verbal exchanges. It can also position you as an expert and promote your brand!
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The SN Tip for the week is add value to your networking agenda. Be prepared and ready when you attend events. Put your objectives into action and focus on reaching your specific goal for that intended event. Be a resources to others and feel comfortable opening your networks. Utilize referrals and leads to make good connections and grow your networks!
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.