Networking is one of the best ways to get new business. It can be a very overwhelming process if you don’t plan well and use the time wisely. One way to maximize your time at a networking event is to see if they need help and volunteer. When you have a job to do it’s easier to participate and you get exposure for your efforts.
I found a few really terrific articles on this subject and just had to share since this is always such a hot topic.
To Get More Clients from Networking, Pretend It’s Your Party!
By Fabienne Fredrickson
People are attracted to people who are having fun and I love Fabienne’s idea of pretending it’s YOUR party! This post is dated Thursday, May 11 and is about half way down the page.
Top 10 Business Networking Tips Series
by Cliff Allen
A summary on a series of posts including advice on what to do after the event.
Do you have tips or tricks that have worked well at networking events?
UPDATE: Suzanne Wells has graciously invited me to participate in her Blog Carnival on the topic of Best Networking Tips over at the Moms In Business Blog. You can participate anytime between now and September 6th or just stop by and see the results on Friday, the 7th. This is a great opportunity to see what has helped others network their businesses successfully!