What’s the point of attending a business-networking event if you don’t actively seek new people to meet and discuss business with them? Set an easy minimum goal for yourself to meet at least three new people at each event you attend.
In today’s global society, digital marketing continues to grow and connect the world in ways that even just 10 years ago wasn’t possible. Social networks reign high in conjunction with digital marketing messages being stamped into our brains sometimes even subconsciously. People are connecting at high rates and the world is continually becoming more flat.
A surefire way to build your credibility, professional relationships, and network is to be a Giver. This means that you are a resource for other professionals and that you help to refer and connect people from your network to other people’s network.
Web 2.0, social media, and connecting with others online. All the technology right at your finger tips does not replace meeting people face-to-face, especially in the business world. Utilizing networking through various event, associations, and organizations can put you in front of powerful connectors or prospects for your business that will yield REAL results.