Posts Tagged ‘networking’

Networking Ice Breakers You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Besides all the networking preparations and the “do’s” and “don’ts”, it is important to arrive at an event with questions that will further your discussion with whom you are meeting. Try a few of these and see how you do.

  • Have you been to this event before?
    • Yes answer: Who was the guest speaker and where was it held?
    • No answer: What do you know about the guest speaker’s topic?
  •   How did you get your start in this business?
  •   What are some of the attributes of your “perfect customer” in case I can refer you business?

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What Should You Do Before a Business Networking Event?

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Getting the most out of a business networking event can be challenging. Here is a list of eight things you should do before an event to maximize your networking and prospecting potential.

  1. Bring your networking tool kit.  The networking tool kit includes: an ample supply of business cards, your name badge, any collateral material (flyers, brochures, etc.), and your marketing message (often referred to as your elevator pitch).
  2. Define your goalWhat is your goal for the event? Will you be able to achieve this goal? How will you achieve this goal? Goals could be about how many people you meet, the number of company contacts you establish, or meeting key people.

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