Continuing this week from a September article from Inc Magazine dot com, I bring you the second of our two-part series about 10 Ways to Network Like a Pro:
You’ve always heard that networking is everything in the business. From gaining job opportunities to bringing in business for your company, networking is the key to success.
Even though many people know that they should be networking, most don’t have the first idea of how to get started. Luckily, by following these other 5 steps you can become a networking pro.
6. Be Friendly
Don’t walk around with a bad attitude. You want people to remember you for the right reasons, not the wrong ones. Be friendly to everyone you meet. Along with helping with networking, you’ll find that it’ll improve your life for the better in other ways, too.
7. Get Excited
Be excited about what you’re talking about when you meet someone. “Blah” is boring, and nobody remembers boring.
8. Attend Events
You can’t network if you’re stuck in the house or the office. Attend industry events. Attend community events. Get out there and meet people.
9. Make Plans
Concrete plans are more likely to actually develop into something. When you hand over your business card, don’t just tell someone to call you “sometime.” Tell them to call you tomorrow, or next Tuesday.
10. Give Yourself a Trademark
Make sure that there is something about you that will remember. Wearing a signature color or a statement piece of jewelry, for example, can make you stand out.
May these help you network like a pro so you can find more great new opportunities to build your business!