Event networking has become very popular. Online networking is also popular but people are venturing out and personally connecting. New groups that target a particular niche or business are surfacing. This concept is more personable and increases your chances of obtaining new contacts and prospects.
While you are connecting with people at events, get to know them on a personal level. Find out about their family and interests. Try to relate with the other person. Find a hobby or activity you both may enjoy and talk about it.
If you are offered a business card, gracefully take it and thank the person. You should never pitch your business. It may cause one to run the other way. A person does not like to feel as if they are being sold to. If you establish a friendly relationship, one will automatically come to know what your business is.
Focus on giving or providing a service to others. Remember to be enthusiastic and never allow your mind to stray or eyes to wander around the room. Be courteous, stay focused and give the person in front of you your full attention.
Don’t forget to smile. Giving someone a warm smile can go a long way. You will be remembered. Your smile can calm and relax a person and one will definitely be more open to you. This is a plus and no doubt your conversation will flow smoothly.
If you are starting a new business, new to network marketing or advanced in your business, knowing how to network is a very important skill to master. Get creative and put your spin on it. You will gain valuable friends and have many successes.