Build Relationships

Here are the 5 things I personally do to make the most of networking events and conferences:

    • I arrive early to meet the event organizer and host and reconnect with them at the end of the event to say thank you.
    • I send the speaker a note before the event to introduce myself and tell them I am looking forward to hearing their presentation.
    • I take a photo or shoot a video of the speakers and attendees to share and tag on social media to give them publicity.
    • I meet the event sponsors and ask them why they supported the event to get insight into their needs and see if I can help them further.
    • I meet at least 3 new people and followup with them immediately on LinkedIn with a note, a connection request and some helpful information.

To make the most of your networking opportunities,

  • do some research to develop a strategy,
  • connect with as many people as you can beforehand,
  • meet the key people involved,
  • provide value in the way of resources or referrals, and
  • followup after the event so you can take the relationship further.

Building a strong network by helping others will make a big impact on your level of success in business. 

Learn more about our connection-building community, The Success Connection, HERE.

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