By Jim Pagiamtzis
September 25th, 2013 Edition
We all strive to achieve personal and professional goals, from New Year’s Resolution to business. I want to share a system that you can use to achieve these goals. There are steps to complete to achieve your goals, from using blueprints when building a home to making arrangements for your summer vacation. Below is a three step process to enhance your networking strategy by attending events and creating success.
Even before you go to the event, you should have a clear goal as to what you want to accomplish. Do you have an event you are promoting or a service you want to share? This is important to understand and implement. You will meet people with their own defined motives, you should too. The ability to actively listen and have a meaningful conversation is very important. Having a strategy to follow will make it easier to navigate and speak to the right people
One important fact to remember is that people read body language. Even if you are not having a great day, put your best smile forward. From your handshake to facial expressions, networkers will notice your body language.
Having a simple and effective explanation of what you do will create a great conversation. Being focused and present when networking is extremely important in obtaining successful results.
Get comfortable in sharing the success strategy and create the opportunity to grow long-term business relationships.