Business Networking Success

An important part of creating career or business success is networking. Experts recommend planning for activities that help increase your visibility and build your credibility.

Here are a few useful hints to start employing today, if you aren’t already!

  1. Make special effort to remember names – we all like to hear our name said out aloud. Occasionally repeat someone else’s name when talking to them, and strive to introduce them to at least one other person.
  2. Focus on your talents more than your title or company. It should be easy for you to talk about what you do well and what you need.
  3. Come prepared with a list of topics you really want to mention and to whom you want to speak. The purpose of these topics could demonstrate you’re an expert, teach others to trust you, and/or lead you to resources and opportunities.
  4. Listen so you’ll learn what your contacts need. Apply the old rule: you have two ears and one mouth, so use proportionately.
  5. Display an upbeat attitude when entering a networking event.