Networking tips that entrepreneurs should know
Networking is one of the most important business-building activities you can do to boost your business in tough times. Networking should be made a priority for anyone in business, no matter what kind of business they're in. There are plenty of tips and tricks when it comes to networking, but you should apply them in right situation, the effectiveness is extremely higher.
If you have networking event, this is time for you to introduce your company with others. Don't only go there, listen to others and go home. You should prepare everything to boost your business.
1. Look sharp
If you have to make presentation in networking event, please take a look at yourself, adjust to be consistent with your desired image.and all of small thing like business card holder, the way of talking, or the way you hold drink should be followed at the same image
2. Ready for business cards
When you shake hand , give them your business cards and start the one-in-one conversation. Deliver to everyone, even though these people are not related to your goals, undermines the perceived value of your contact details. However, I think every person you hand them to is actually someone you want to be contactable for.
3. Pay attention on the content of speech
Brief, easily understand, and bring the value you add to your contacts and customers.
4. Make friends and influence people
Don't worry so much. Take a deep breath, prepare in your head a range of questions that you will use to make relationship with others. However, to save a time and get more effectiveness, you should choose who will be discussed in the networking event, and ask a question of them, most of people love to talk about themselves.
6. Be interesting in front of others
Show consideration and attention for the people you are networking with . Listen intently, ask questions, make yourself interesting in front of others. Don't be nervous about approaching groups. Make sure you get time to discuss your work and what you can offer to business affiliates and other contacts.
7. Save time to get more
You only have 10-20 minutes to discuss with one person. Don't forget about your objectives when participating in this event. When you intend to stop your talking, remember to say something polite.