Converting Networking into Clients
Bring Something with You
I might love baking, but no, I’m not suggesting you bring a batch of homemade cookies to every event. If you want to bring something with you to an event that’s going to make a difference, bring a connection. Bring a potential lead or customer. Bring your own interest in someone’s services.
One of the main reasons networking works so well for me is because I’ve become known as a connector. I help people find services they need, partners to collaborate with, and other people in similar industries to connect with. It comes naturally to me now, but if you have to work a little harder at it to start, do it! It’s totally worth the time to sit down and think about which connections you can make before you go.
Own the Room
No number of tips and tricks can prepare you for getting in a room with 30-50 other people and feeling completely at ease. If you want to really amp up your confidence and feel like you can own your networking skills at any event, sign up for one of my courses. They’re just 2 hours long and you’ll be able to ask all the questions you need to.