Networking is important.
It’s Friday night, and you’re thinking about going out with your friends. The usual bars, clubs, restaurants etc. come to mind and you’re probably inviting a similar crowd to the one you hung out with last weekend or the weekend before. Many of us enjoy meeting with friends and family. It’s easy to come up with things to do with them and the conversation tends to flow naturally. Why is it that when we think about attending a networking event we second guess ourselves? “What will I say? How do I meet people? Will I look bad?”
The reality is that in today’s digital world, networking has never been more important. The more events you attend the better you get with engaging with people. “Networking” tends to be a scary word for some people, so I’ve compiled a list of some of the key steps that I’ve found to help ease the process and make the idea of networking a little less daunting:
Always go to networking events with the intent of learning and create a goal with yourself to meet at least one new/interesting person. Always make sure to follow up via LinkedIn and personalize a short note on why it was great to meet that person. Networking can be fun and is an incredible opportunity to gain knowledge, build your brand, and grow your own personal network.
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