19 Tips That Will Make You a Networking Master

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19 great ideas for how to make networking easier, more effective, and even more fun! Whether you're looking for a job or trying to get ahead at work, these tips will transform you into a networking master.

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  • 19 TIPS THAT WILL MAKE YOU A NETWORKING MASTER
  • Youve heard that NETWORKING is important.
  • To get JOB leads FIELD To meet new CONNECTIONS To learn about your
  • But, we know: NETWORKING can be intimidating and hard.
  • EVENTS? What do I DO when Im there? How do I START conversations? When should I FOLLOW UP? How do I find
  • Dont worry. Weve got the tips you need to become a NETWORKING MASTER in just a few minutes.
  • Lets get STARTED.
  • 1 YOU CAN FIND EVENTS ANYWHERE Your ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL groups INDUSTRY conferences MEETUP.com
  • 2 OR START YOUR OWN INVITE THREE FRIENDS, ask them each to invite three friends, and meet at a bar or someones home.
  • 3 BRING TONS OF YOUR CARDS PLUS A PEN so you can to jot down notes for each person you meet
  • WEAR SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GREAT Check your COAT Wear COMFORTABLE shoes Dont bring a large BAG 4
  • 5 SET A GOAL FOR EACH EVENT Like MEET 5 new people LEARN something new Start 3 CONVERSATIONS
  • SEE WHOS COMING AHEAD OF TIME SEE WHOS TWEETING or check the invite list 6
  • 7 GET YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH READY JOB TITLE and company + What that means in LAYMANs TERMS + WHY you love it Your
  • 8 START AT THE BAR OR BUFFET Itll give you a chance to scan the room before DIVING IN
  • 9 HAVE A FEW CONVERSATION STARTERS IN MIND BEEN HERE before? Hows the SHRIMP? This VENUE is beautiful. Have you
  • 10 LOOK FOR FOLKS WHO ARE ALONE THEYLL BE HAPPY to have someone new to talk to.
  • 1 1 ASK OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS Howd you GET STARTED? Not, How long have you worked there?
  • 12 DONT BE AFRAID TO OPEN UP JUST RELAX, tell stories, and be yourself.
  • 3 1 TRY TO FIND COMMON INTERESTS What PROJECTS are you involved in? What are you into OUTSIDE of work? Have you BEEN to these things before?
  • 14 USE A NON-AWKWARD CLOSER ITS BEEN SO GREAT chatting with you, but I have a few more people to connect with.
  • 5 1 GET EVERYONES BUSINESS CARDS JOT DOWN NOTES about the person, his or her interests, and your conversation.
  • 16 FOLLOW UP WITHIN 48 HOURS WITH A FRIENDLY EMAIL mentioning something memorable from your conversation
  • 17 STAY IN TOUCH On LINKEDIN or TWITTER at other EVENTS or by sending ARTICLES & RESOURCES
  • 18 MAKE TIME TO CHECK IN WITH PEOPLE EVEN SCHEDULE IT on your calendar every week or month
  • 19 GET EVEN MORE PRO TIPS AT THE MUSE Take our 7-day class, BECOME A NETWORKING MASTER at themuse.com/classes
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