If you’re a novice at networking or could use a little refresher, Stepcase Lifehack has posted “5 Ways to Conquer Any Networking Event.” We encourage you to check out the list and utilize it at your next networking event.
Walking into a networking event or conference without a plan is, barring a miracle, a waste of your time. Without a plan you’ll bounce from event to event and float toward the people you already know. But not this time! This time you’re going to establish real goals for what you’ll get from a specific event.
For example, a small business owner might attend a local meetup of social media types hoping to expand her network with some web-savvy marketers. Instead of saying, ‘this meetup will give me the chance to make business contacts’ she’ll have a specific outcome in mind and won’t waste time on the wrong people.
2. Identify & Research Targets
3. Use An Event Card
4. Establish Your Presence
5. Follow Up
For more information on Stepcase’s list, please visit the original article.