The SN Tip of the week is perfect your elevator pitch. I can not stress the importance of having an airtight pitch for events and chance meetings. Think of it as your verbal image. It can be a branding mechanism which can separate you from the other typical networkers. Hone in your communication skills and create a dynamic and memorable pitch!
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In our professional development, I am sure there was someone who advised or directed you to great success. I am sure there was someone who took the time to instruct you and give their candid opinions to your matters. Having a mentor is an excellent way to advance professionally and socially. Even better, being a mentor can help in the same way. I encourage all of my readers and followers to reach out and help others!
It is that time again. Summer is slowly coming to an end and Fall is on the horizon. I love the season change. There is a newness and a fresh beginning. The same can be expected for your networking. This is a great opportunity to refresh your goals, make a few minor changes and forge on. What a wonderful way to get started!
The SN Tip of the week is update your online status. Go into your social media platforms and make sure all your info is up to date. Post any awards or promotions you may have received. Post or suggest an article for others to view or start a discussion. Upload a new picture or reach out to someone in your network!
This month, my focus is on networking questions. I want to really study the importance and the dynamics of asking good and meaningful questions. Questions which get the right answer and leads good conversations. This seems to be an art and requires dedication and practice. What are some your most common networking questions?
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I was working today but not sitting at my desk. I was interacting with friends and colleagues but not at a lunch meeting. Yes, you guessed it, I was on the greens enjoying 18 holes at the lovely East Lake Golf Course. I took part in the Georgia Women's Business Council Golf Tournament. I must admit it was challenging walking the course but I made some good shots and totally enjoyed getting to know my team. We had excellent caddies as well, which made the experience even more pleasant. My next steps are to get in some golf lessons and purchase a driver!
How do you fair on the greens? What are some success stories? Feel free to leave your comments!
Are you on the brink of hitting a home run? Are bases loaded and you are going to score big? Many times networking involves planting seed, being patient with relationships and waiting for your success. Do you feel like the next hit, next contact or the next conversation you make at an event will lead to your ultimate success?
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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.