Three Easy Ways to Follow Up After Networking

Follow Up After Networking

Follow up is a key step after you attend a meeting or an event. The challenge is that it’s easy to get caught up in your next appointment or activity instead of following up. All it take is just a few minutes to solidify the benefits of the contacts you made. Here are some fast and easy action steps to follow up after networking to help you build your relationships. First, if you gathered some business cards from the people you met, take a minute to look through them. Think about the people you were just with and identify two … {Continue Reading… }

What To Do at a Meeting to Make the Most of The Networking Opportunities

Networking meetings can feel like a waste of time if you don’t have a good strategy. If you are going to take the time and effort to go to a meeting, you want to maximize the benefits. Here are three easy ideas to help you make the most of the networking at the event. Go with the mindset to meet and talk with several people. If you are spending your time and perhaps your money to go to a networking meeting, you might as well get some good benefits from it. Don’t aim to talk with every person in the … {Continue Reading… }

Connecting and Re-Connecting with colleagues, friends, and business contacts

A few days ago, I drove to Austin to meet my friend Paula for dinner.  This is pretty amazing because we have not seen each other for more than 30 years.   We were best friends in seventh, eighth, and ninth grades and shared many interests.   When we were in high school, her family moved away and then we gradually lost touch over the years.     With the advent of Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and other social media sites, we found each other again.   We exchanged some emails and talked by telephone.  When she mentioned that she would be nearby in Austin for a … {Continue Reading… }