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Do's and Don'ts of Networking

22 Nov 2015 1:40 AM | Kerry Heaps (Administrator)

 

Do:

Carry plenty of business cards with you at all times.

If attending a function, turn off your cell phone.

Hand out your cards to everyone and get theirs as well, make sure you make notes on the back.

Be friendly talk with everyone, you never know who needs your service.

Always take notes.

Have your appointment book or palm pilot with you at all times.

Tell everyone how nice it is to meet them, shake their hand firmly and look them directly in the eyes.

Always Smile!

Don’t:

  • Arrive after the event starts, the sooner you arrive the more networking you can partake in.

Come unprepared. By this we mean no business cards, no pen, etc.

Don’t invite guests unless you have told them what is involved (i.e. lunch, fee a the door)

Talk negatively about your competition, it only makes you look bad.

Have a negative attitude, this will only ensure no one does business with you.

Promise things you can’t deliver.

Be rude, treat others how you would want to be treated.

 

Kerry Heaps is the Author of "Marketing Ideas that make $en$e"

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