Networking events are great opportunities to meet with other entrepreneurs and business owners. However, it can be daunting to walk into a room full of strangers unsure of what to say. These are five tips for rocking any networking event.
Tip #1: Bring your business cards. The worst thing you can do is show up to an event and not have any business cards to hand out to people. Business cards provide a way for people to remember you and get in touch with you.
Tip #2: Walk into the room like you own the place. What does this mean you might ask? Well it simply means dress appropriate and be confident. When you enter any room full of strangers it is best to be confident enough in yourself to know that no matter who these people are you have something they need.
Tip #3: Ask questions. Don’t feel you have to give every person you meet a sales pitch about yourself. You can’t know what others need if you don’t first ask them. Ask people for their name, their business card, what they do, and how they came up with the idea.
Tip #4: Practice active listening. Don’t just hear what the others in the room have to say, listen and give intelligent responses to their questions. Ask them appropriate questions that relate to the conversation.
Tip #5: Talk to everyone, just because you don’t think the person can provide a service that you need does not mean you can’t provide a service to them. In addition, you never know when your needs may change and you might end up needing that person or vice a versa.
Kinnectpay is hosting a creative event on November 10th with a special guest motivational speaker and two free drinks with the purchase of a ticket. Kinnectpay is a social networking site that pays you for bringing friends to their site. For more information about Kinnectpay please click here. For more information regarding the event please see my post Creative Events: Kinnectpay.com to be posted Monday, November 7, 2016.