What is it that a lot of networkers lack in their skill sets? You guessed it… strategy. So, let’s talk about that for a minute. I know you’ve all been the person that’s looked at a networking invitation, saw “free food” and decided that would be a great event to attend. Who doesn’t want free food, a chance to shake some hands, exchange business cards and get out of the house for the evening?
Hey, I’m guilty of the same thing…but seriously…I will have to say that free food should not be your deciding factor for attending a mixer.
In fact, you should have a monthly, if not quarterly, plan laid out in front of you before you start attending events. This plan needs to include a number of things:
These are some of the most basic tips on building your strategy and this topic could be explored on a much deeper level. Take a look at the calendar on NetworkingPhoenix.com, make sure to use the filter options to filter out the events that you think will be most beneficial to you and plan out your strategy. To create your free networking account or for additional information, visit www.networkingphoenix.com.