Foolproof Tips For Successful Networking

By John Whiting, - In Marketing

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Contributed by Tom Ingrassia, President of The MotivAct Group

Foolproof Tips For Successful Networking

Here are my foolproof tips for successful networking:

  1. Show up! Networking is the best way to tell people about your products, services, expertise, and projects. But you can’t network if you are not there.
  2. Be Prepared. Know the nature of your networking event and what the target audience is.
  3. Volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to network. I once landed a very lucrative consulting contract as a result of serving on a volunteer board.
  4. Network everywhere. Believe it or not, I have generated new business for myself at funerals! Not by “selling myself,” but just by talking about a project I am working on.
  5. Design a killer elevator pitch for yourself–something that people will remember. Make it natural. Make it pithy and concise. make it a true reflection of who you are and what you do. And then practice it!

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