Mar
28

Network like a Pro, Part One

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“If you're not networking, you're not working.” – Denis Waitley

Networking is a necessary component of building your business and it’s the quickest way to forge relationships within the industry. Why is it important to network in-person? 

  • It’s easier to build lasting relationships face-to-face.
  • It’s a great way to build your reputation – you’ll be seen and known as consistent if you regularly appear at the same events.
  • It’s a great way to reconnect with people you already know and meet people you don’t know.
  • It’s a good place to practice your elevator pitch.
  • Strong relationships start with shared experiences.
  • People are more relaxed and have their guard down.
  • Others are there to network, too… so you’ll never have reason to feel that you’re “bugging them.”

 How do you master the art of networking? 

  • Network as often as possible.
  • Don’t think of networking events as boring.
  • Be willing to dedicate the time to mastering in-person networking skills.
  • Get a plan together – determine when and where.
  • Master your elevator pitch.
  • Prepare ahead of time.

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Posted by Mark Jewell