I can never stress the importance of networking enough so here comes another week full of tips and training. If you need some one-on-one coaching on this topic make sure to reach out. Your tip for today is to ask questions. Ask at least 3-4 questions for every bit of information you give out. “I help small businesses with their social media” What do you do?” What is your ideal client?” “What can I do today to help your business?” Networking is more about giving than receiving.
One of the requirements of networking is to meet people. In fact, that is the definition of networking. But where do you find people to network with? Here are 10 suggestions for locations to find potential clients. Make sure you aren’t just showing up to pitch, that’s sales. Network, meet, listen.
The introduction during a networking meeting is crucial. You want to get your information out there but don’t want to overwhelm people. Use this handy guide for crafting your intro. Use each element when you sense they are interested, you don’t have to do it all at once. A lot of times they will ask for the information if they are interested and you didn’t provide it yet. Make the first part amazing and the second part will be asked about.