In today’s world, social connections help to solve a ton of everyday issues: to find specialists in the service sector (hairdresser, dentist), to get acquainted with a potential life partner, to enter a prestigious educational institution, to travel and much more. Thanks to professional connections it is easier for a specialist to develop a career and for the head of a company to find business partners, attract investors, build a successful brand and create a good reputation among potential employees.
What opportunities does networking or the ability to make contacts open?
Firstly, it is the best business opportunity. In modern business, world leaders prefer to have trusting relationships with people with whom they work. Secondly, it brings an increase in status. Being in sight is vital for creating and developing your career and business. Often, just chatting with certain people improves your reputation and increases trust.
We can share with you some basic tips for effective networking. You can call it recommendations or even rules. The only important thing is that you perform them sincerely and benevolently.
Be open to new acquaintances
If you have the opportunity to meet a new person be sure to use it! Save natural modesty for other situations but do not impose because the benefits of networking will be only if all parties are interested in it.
Remember or even record information about new friends
Use a notebook for this or keep an online database. More than a dozen fields are available for filling in with useful information when you save a new contact in modern smartphones, so fill in the basic data that will help you in your work or in finding the right specialist.
Leave a positive impression in any situation
This concerns not only the first impression but also the last even if you will never meet again (although where is the guarantee?). You can even present them your logo stickers so they can remember not just you but also your company.
Keep a positive attitude
So you will be remembered by others as a reliable and open to communication person.
The other question that arises is where to use these tips especially if you are new in the business world.
New entrepreneurs need to participate in industry competitions, summits, conferences because informal communication is most important for building a business. The participation of entrepreneurs in industry events is an indication that the project is in full view and is developing, that you are chosen among many other startups and that in fact, it is not so scary to invest in you. You may wear name badges so potential investors can remember your name and of course the name of your company.
The most important rule. It makes no sense to meet people at the event if then you do not use all the collected business cards.