Top 10 Tips for Event Networking
Making the most of a networking event starts before you ever walk out the door, with proper preparation. A little bit of research will ensure you arrive early and in good spirits; learn about the event, the sponsors, and the other attendees, set goals for yourself, and have a plan.
The Top 10 Tips below will get you from your “car to connection” at your next business networking event.
1) Be Bright & Travel Light
Dress to be noticed and remembered; carry only a padfolio; and arrive early to maximize your networking window.
2) Know Your Personality
Extrovert or Introvert, you have superpowers! Learn what they are and how to use them to your advantage.
3) Right is right
Give everyone you meet a better chance of remembering your name – badges belong on the right!
10) Pick a Pocket & Follow Up
Keep your cards separate from those you collect; make a note on every card before you leave; and always send a note of thanks, even if it takes some time.