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Networking Tips Part 2 – Friendors Consultancy

Hi there! You might remember Part 1 of our Networking Tips a few weeks ago, and now we’re back with Part 2! Yay!

  1. Follow them on social media right then and there. Seriously. Pull your phone out and say you want to be friends online. They will most likely pull their phone out and reciprocate. How many Instagram followers can you get in one night of networking?
  2. If you feel compelled, go ahead and schedule a lunch date then. If you already know you want to spend more time with the professional you’re engaging in conversation with, why don’t you go ahead and make it happen there? Pull your phones out and peep those calendars instead of exchanging emails and then waiting forever after back and forths. It’s so easy to just do then and it makes sure it actually happens.
  3. Talk to everyone in the room. Don’t dilly dally around with one crowd all night. If you do decide to do that (sometimes people just click!), dilly dally around the room together and talk to everyone. Forge paths. Make new connections.
  4. Take a selfie and upload it. Tag everyone there – the sponsors, the professionals you talked to and added on social media, etc. Don’t just tag them in the caption – tag them in the photo too so it appears on their profile! Use their hashtag, too! It’s also good publicity for them from you! Placing your face online and tagging them in it makes it easy for them to remember you after the fact and kind of encourages growth in the relationship. Maybe they’ll even tag your company on their profile!

Want more? 😉

XOXO

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6 Networking Tips Part 1 – Friendors Consultancy

Hey there, Friendors! One of our favorite things to do is network. Network, network, network. So, we thought we’d begin a Networking Tips Series for ya. Here’s Part 1: 6 Networking Tips.

1. Wear a conversation starter. This makes it easy to break the ice and will make people remember you. For example, instead of a simple black dress – why don’t you wear a sequin top and some glitter cat ears like Schellie from Far Out Galaxy? Or a wedding gown and some kick ass accessories like Baton Bob.  Everyone loves a cat and everyone loves a bride. What can be your thing? (seriously, get to thinking!)

2. Have a drink or two. But not too many. You should loosen up a little and a drink or two is a great way to do that – but you don’t want to be blabbering and then unable to drive yourself home. The company providing the alcohol is probably doing it as a Sponsor (for free) for promotional purposes and they’re there for you to enjoy. Do.

(Awestruck Ciders featured below at The Blogcademy)

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3. “What brings you out?” is the best first question to ask. It gets you straight to the point to see if your relationship is compatible and if it could become mutually beneficial for all parties involved.

4. Sure, ask what brings them out but go deeper once you know that answer (if you feel compelled to continue the conversation). What do they do when they’re not working? This is a great way to make a personal connection. Maybe they are (just like you!) trying to learn how to roll their own Sushi with Youtube Videos too – you never know.

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5. Have business cards. Too many business cards. You never know if someone wants 100 business cards of yours instead of one.

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6. Name tag. Pleeeeeeazzzzzzz. It makes it so much easier to remember you and it’s just a nice thing to do.

Until Part 2!

XOXO,

Friendors Consultancy