Mark Bloom, Author at The Contactually Blog | For Relationship-Based Businesses
Networking Tips to Get the Most out of In-Person Meetings

Networking Tips to Get the Most out of In-Person Meetings

Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published on Ray Access’ blog. You can see it here.  We believe in the power of networking. For local marketing, face-to-face networking has provided us with a local web of clients and partners. These connections serve several business purposes. They’ve: Created professional relationships that we continually nurture Effectively spread word-of-mouth brand awareness for us Delivered projects and referrals that directly add to our bottom line Provided opportunities for us to give back to the business community In short, networking is a valuable tool for increasing your local business. We [Ray Access] think so highly of networking that we’ve written about it before: How to Work a Networking Room, which discusses how to approach a room full of people 10 Tips for More Effective Networking, which provides networking tips to help you make a great first impression But There’s More to Say… Networking tips don’t end there. While these two articles offer valuable advice for any businessperson, you may want to know more. There’s certainly plenty of other questions you may have when it comes to networking. For example: What about when you finally sidle up to a prospect? How can you give that person (or group of people) your undivided attention while making a positive first impression? Sometimes, it’s difficult enough not to say the wrong thing, let alone trying to say the right thing. How can you leave a conversation confident that others you’ve met will remember you? Questions and Answers It’s a tall order, especially if you’re an introvert given to mumbling in a one-on-one conversation. It’s OK. If you...