Networking is a great way of meeting new people; it will help you to immerse yourself in the world of business. To gain your full potential out of networking you need to ensure that you are following up from these meetings. You will be met by sometimes 30 new people and gaining to most out of this will happen when you follow up correctly.
1. Contact people
When you have arrived at the meeting you will be given some sort of record of everyone’s details there. You need to get into contact with these people after the meeting, show them you’re interested in them and their business.
Find their social media and connect with them. Engage with their posts, comment and like on things which interest you. This will help to create more conversation. It will also allow you to learn more about them and their business.
LinkedIn is so important for making contacts with people as this is a professional platform. If you want to find out more about LinkedIn, then check out how to set up a LinkedIn profile for your business.
3. Arrange 1 to 1’s
Now you have made contact and conversation with people, you need to arrange 1 to 1’s with them. Make a meeting point which is agreed by both of you and list what you want to talk about and make sure you gain the most out of this meeting.
4. Attend 1 to 1’s
Then you must make sure that you attend this meeting and gain the most you can from it.
5. Follow up from 1 to 1’s
Once the meeting is over, following up from this meeting is crucial. You need to ensure you stay in contact with these people and engage with them. Use what you have learnt from these meetings and put it into practice.
We hope that these top tips help you with following up from networking meetings. However, if you would like some more personalised help then contact our Business Networking Expert here.
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