In my latest online networking article, I write about ways that we miss the mark in networking. Whether it is failing to prepare for events, forgetting key information or just not following up. These "slip ups" can cause a negative impact on making good and valuable connections.
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The SN Tip of the week is invite a colleague. Do not do networking by yourself. Invite a good, trusted friend as your guest to the next event. Introduce them to your networking group and create a platform to expand their reach and influence!
Whether it is a business, work or networking meeting, it is important to run it effectively. Technology gives us multiple options for operating to our fullest capacity. Here are some helpful tips below:
1. Send out mtg reminders to avoid tardiness.
2. Send out an agenda ahead of time for proficiency.
3. Have your presentation ready at least 15 minutes before.
4. Stay on track and present with professionalism.
5. Allot time for discussion or Q&A.
I hope this helps and much success at your next meeting!
What are some of your frequently asked networking questions? Where do you get stumped when it comes to the art of networking? How do you go about finding solutions to your most common dilemmas?
Post your questions, as I would loooove to read/answer them!
The SN Tip of the week is to ask good questions! Consider drafting a few questions before attending your next event. Create open ended questions to facilitate great networking dialogues. Choose unique questions to uncover shared passions or overlapping networks. Asking good questions can brand you as a savvy networker!
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.