It seems that our circle of connections are becoming more important to us as the economy has shrunk. Here are 10 best way to rock at networking.
More and more people are really finding ways to increase their connection base and to get more visibility. Let people know what you offer and how you may be able to help each other.
#1 One of the things that I have been working on as I have been working on collaborating with people..like I have a few of projects that I am working on. I have put a list together of job that I need to fill. Ask people if would recommend someone…
#2 Ask for help and introductions. If you don’t ask for what you want, you are likely not to get it. If no different when looking for a job, the people who are hiring are interested in what you can do for them.
#3 When you are out networking at a local event, have an intention to meet five (5) people. Get to know them as people not just in what they do.
#4. Make sure your language or your message is clear. If people are sure what you do, they’ll ignore you. A friend of mine, said, she wouldn’t hire me, I said “Why not?” She wasn’t clear what I was willing to do for her.
#5 If you are online networking, on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook or any other platform be sure to be a cheerleader. Comment, like, share their message Re-Tweet it. Ask questions answer theirs. You’ll only get results when you participate.
#6 Say Yes, more often. Ask people what they need next..or tell people what you need next. People can’t help you if you don’t share this
#7 Follow-up! I am amazed when I follow up with people they don’t call me back if I have left a message. Even if they may not be your prospect they have friends.
#8 Your success is an inside job, believe in yourself, if you are shy bring a friend.
#9 Begin to create a referral or social circle, people that you would recommend. These are people of whom you have built a relationship with, you trust each other.
#10 Evaluate in how you are networking, if you aren’t getting the return that you want to have then change how you are doing it.
Relationships is what is going to bring you in business. It’s the little things that make a difference in any relationship. Developing relationships is a part of networking. Follow these tips in your networking and you’ll rock.
Soon people will be excited to see you!