Networking helps you meet the people who can help the business thrive. Three things to remember:
Be Prepared: Think about who you want to meet at the event. Have a plan, and ask others who will be at the same event to help you meet the people on your list. Think about what you want to say. You'll find tips on how to develop an elevator pitch at Business Know How.
Be Easy to Talk to: Listen to what others have to say. Have a positive, upbeat attitude. Wait for the right opening to enter into others' conversations.
Be Ready to Follow Up: Once you've made a connection, don't lose it. Phone or e-mail promising contacts the following day. If you promised to provide something, do it.
There are over 75 networking organizations in the KCSourceLink network! Use the search options below to find the one(s) right for you.