How To Survive A Networking Event

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on How To Survive A Networking Event

For some people, attending a networking event is torture. Yes, networking can sometimes feel awkward and often put you out of your comfort zone; however, with these proper networking tips, you’ll be more effective with making connections and may actually enjoy yourself.

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Determine Your Networking Goals Ahead of Time

It’s always a good idea to set a goal for yourself of how many in depth conversations you want to have with contacts before attending the event. For example, you may want to aim to have meaningful conversations with three new people at your next networking event.

Volunteer to Hold a Position in Your Networking Group

This not only will hold you accountable to attending meetings, but will also keep you visible in front of the group.

Ask Open-Ended Questions

One of the worst things you can do as a networker is to constantly talk about yourself. Instead, make a point of asking plenty of open-ended questions to keep the conversation flowing.

Know Your Value Proposition

While you don’t want to constantly talk about yourself, you should have a very brief elevator speech down pat for why you are a valuable asset to others.

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