Armed with a purpose and goals for attending networking events, is there anything else to consider for success at networking events?
Key #3: Plan to Succeed
An old saying is "those who fail to plan, plan to fail". In addition to a purpose and goals for your networking event, you need to develop your plan.
- What resources do you need? How can anyone attend a networking event with no business cards, but many do!
- Brush up on skills with a solid answer to the question, "What do you do?" and a listening mindset.
- If you don't have a networking event scheduled in the next week, call someone who might be a prospect or referral and have coffee with them.
Check your business card supply. Put some in your briefcase, wallet, and car glove compartment (to name a few) so you are never caught short.