In any social gathering or formalized networking situation there will be numerous business people actively engaged in positive networking.
Individuals present at the gatherings may well be approached by numerous individuals aiming to introduce themselves and initiate networking.
In a situation such as this any individual whose goal it is to be actively networking must have some clever strategies up their sleeves to ensure that when they make contact with others the contact is seen as a positive one.
Get Their Attention
To succeed in business and build a strong and sizeable network it is critical that all opportunities to meet new individuals are conducted well and that the other party will see the meeting as unique and memorable.
Someone is who consciously networking in any given social gathering needs to consider the gathering as “show time” and their opportunity to shine.
Although it may seem basic, it is important to consider basics such as personal appearance and ensuring that you are well groomed and dressed appropriately for the occasion.
By being well prepared ahead of the event success is more likely to be guaranteed. Networkers should have with them readily accessible distinctive business cards, brochures or flyers relating to the business and wear a conspicuous name badge. These are all things that will help the other individual to remember the networker.
Networkers must remember to leave their troubles behind at social gatherings. They must put on a happy face.
People will look forward to meeting you if you are energetic, positive and outgoing. You must be prepared to listen with focus. Really hear what the other party has to say.
Listen twice as much as you speak and this will demonstrate that you are interested. This point alone could be your point of difference and make your meeting unique.