Let’s Talk About Networking Etiquette, by Gelie Akhenblit, CEO/Founder, NetworkingPhoenix. Psychologists say, that when meeting someone for the first time, you only have about 7 seconds to make a powerful first impression. So make it count!
Network development is a critical element of business. However, far too many people go to an event, meet great new connections and… proceed to do nothing.
Join the Tempe, Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Chambers of Commerce for the annual Los Tres Amigos mixer on May 7 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Classic Party Rentals.
Your Network: It’s more than business cards. Mary Ann Miller addresses the graduating class of ITT Tech
Networking is like planting a garden. It may be awhile before you’re able to pick those tomatoes. But if you don’t plant the seeds and water them regularly, you won’t grow anything.
Networking @ Noon with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce is a monthly luncheon where attendees get the opportunity to make strong connections and promote their business. Be sure to block your calendar for the second Thursday of each month so you never miss an event!
The East Valley Business Expo takes place on October 1, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mesa Convention Center, 201 N. Center Street. Online registration is open at www.eastvalleybusinessexpo.com
But networking is so much more than that. It is a touchstone for your career, a sharing of ideas and challenges. It’s a method of seeking and giving advice, a widening of options and a confirmation of your path. It is a way to discover that while your idea may be a bit crazy, no one has come up with anything better.
Try your luck in both at the 19th annual Tempe Links Classic golf tournament. Business deals and client meetings should not have to be wedged in a formal setting. This can be your opportunity to drive your business or connect with a new client without the demands of an office space.
Networking is about you, not the product. When done properly, you will have a portfolio of contacts and connections that you can carry with you no matter where your career takes you.
After meeting tons of people at business networking events, it’s hard distinguishing one “contact” from the sea of others that you’ve met. . . unless you do something to stand out.
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