10 Tips For Practical Networking

Connecting with others is a great way to expand your professional network or to help your business grow. Here are our top 10 tips for practical connecting:

  1. People can only do business with you if they have met you personally, been referred to you, or gotten to know you over a period of time
  2. Always stay fully focused with the person you are talking to
  3. Prepare two or three questions that you can comfortably ask strangers
  4. Escape appropriately at functions
  5. Work a conference before and after the formal segment of the function
  6. Refer business to contacts within your networks
  7. Thank those who help you
  8. Business card tips
  9. Sit with strangers – better known as your future clients or friends
  10. Sincerely attempt to heal misunderstandings