- Let Your Passion Shine
When the time comes to discuss what you do or what you offer, don’t dull your passion and enthusiasm. The more animated and excited you are as you tell your story and discuss your business, the more your innate passion for what you do will shine through, and the more your potential customer will see the joy you have for your business. This will also invite the other party to share their passions with you, creating a memorable two-way connection and conversation.
- Always Follow Up
Networking is where the conversation begins, not ends. If you find yourself in a great conversation, ask the other party what the best way is to keep in touch. This will open the door for an email or phone number exchange or even a future meeting to take the discussion to the next level. If you become a member of a local business networking group, you will likely see this person week after week, but may still want to meet outside of the group for additional conversation.
Get Out There and Get Social!
Find a small business networking group near you and put yourself and your business out there. The only way to succeed in business is to make sure that people know who you are and what you have to offer.
Provide value and build relationships and the rest will follow.