The SN Tip of the week is master the art of a graceful exit. Most of the time, savvy networkers focus on making a good introduction but never a good exit. This is an excellent way to make a good and lasting first impression. It also shows professionalism and good manners.
The SN Tip of the week is try a new venue for networking. Do not make your networking bland. Instead try to spice it up with different places to network. Choose a different part of town through a meet up group or invitation from a friend. Or try to network online with a new group that may share similar interests. Think outside the box and have fun with it!
The SN Tip of the week is revisit your networking goals. 2015 is almost over with less than 3 more months to spare. This is an excellent opportunity to re-read, re-state, re-evaluate your networking goals.
These are excellent ways to stay on track and reach your desired outcome!
The SN Tip of the week is to diversity your networks. Try to think outside the box and network with new and different people or organizations. Even diversify the type of events that you attend. Reach out to those who are ethnically and culturally different from you. Share common interests and common ground and look for overlapping 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.