Networking Tips

Networking Tips

In this day and age the yellow pages just aren’t enough to get the word out about your business. Most of us are now out networking to find more business and build strong alliances with other businesses. It’s easy to lose sight of your goal as a networker.

Networking isn’t just a great lunch with friends. It is an opportunity to forge long lasting relationships that will make your business stronger in the long run. Whether you are a member of a Chamber of Commerce, BNI, The Bridge Networking, or even a Rotary Club you have the ability to help yourself by looking for opportunities to help other people.
Many people have “conversations” at networking events that really just amount to trading commercials. You don’t need to feel pressured to sell every person you meet. Instead, take the time to find out more about their business. If you find a way to help them they will want to return the favor.

With that in mind here are a few great networking questions. They will help you to identify ways to help, and keep you from playing commercial swap.

1.  What do you do?

2.  Who’s your target market?

3.  What do you like most about what you do?

4.  What’s new in your business?

5.  What’s the biggest challenge for you and your business?

6.  What sets you apart from your competition?

7.  Why did you start your business?

8.  Where is your business located?

9.  What’s your most popular product?

10.  How do you generate most of your business?

Asking these simple questions will give you an opportunity to be the best networker possible. Good luck out there!!


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