The Art of Face-to-Face Networking in the Digital Era
by Steven David Elliot and Nick Cioffi
Physical networking can bring about big opportunities for you and your business. The people you meet when you network can help you achieve your goals if you do it right. Trust is something that you have to earn if you want people to do business with you and refer you. To be effective in networking, you need to present yourself as someone who’s authentic and can bring in value to the table. You also need to make use of the tools available to leverage the in-person meeting and networking that you’ve done.
Attending networking events is one way of getting to meet individuals that can potentially be part of your sphere of influence. However, hosting your own networking event is much more beneficial and rewarding. When you host your own networking event, you don’t need to introduce yourself as much because those participating will want to get to know you before even meeting you.
If you want to take your business to a higher level, you need to have people supporting you. For it’s true that “As an individual, we may fail, but as a group, we can succeed.”
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