19 Tips That Will Make You a Networking Master
Transcript of 19 Tips That Will Make You a Networking Master
TIPS THAT WILL MAKE YOU A
You’ve heard that
NETWORKING is important.
To get JOB leads
To learn about your FIELD To meet new CONNECTIONS
But, we know:
NETWORKING can be intimidating and hard.
How do I find EVENTS?
What do I DO when I’m there?
How do I START conversations?
When should I FOLLOW UP?
Don’t worry. We’ve got the tips you need to become a
NETWORKING MASTER in just a few minutes.
Let’s get STARTED.
YOU CAN FIND EVENTS
ANYWHERE 1Your ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
YOUR OWN 2INVITE THREE FRIENDS, ask them each to invite three friends, and meet at a bar or someone’s home.
3BRING TONS OF
PLUS A PEN so you can to jot down notes
for each person you meet
4WEAR SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU
Check your COAT Wear COMFORTABLE shoes
Don’t bring a large BAG
SET A GOAL FOR EACH EVENT
Like… MEET 5 new people
LEARN something new
Start 3 CONVERSATIONS
SEE WHO’S COMING
AHEAD OF TIME
SEE WHO’S TWEETING or check the invite list
ELEVATOR PITCH READY
Your JOB TITLE and company
+ What that means in LAYMAN’s TERMS + WHY you love it
START AT THE
BAR OR BUFFET
It’ll give you a chance to scan the room before DIVING IN
HAVE A FEW
CONVERSATION STARTERS IN MIND
Have you BEEN HERE before?
How’s the SHRIMP? This VENUE is beautiful.
LOOK FOR FOLKS WHO
THEY’LL BE HAPPY to have someone new to talk to.
“How’d you GET STARTED?” Not, “How long have you worked there?”
DON’T BE AFRAID TO
JUST RELAX, tell stories, and be yourself.
TRY TO FIND
“What PROJECTS are you involved in?”
“What are you into OUTSIDE of work?”
“Have you BEEN to these things before?”
USE A NON-AWKWARD
“IT’S BEEN SO GREAT chatting with you, but I have a few more people to connect with.”
JOT DOWN NOTES about the person, his or her interests,
and your conversation.
FOLLOW UP WITHIN 48 HOURS
WITH A FRIENDLY EMAIL mentioning something memorable from your conversation
On LINKEDIN or TWITTER at other EVENTS
or by sending ARTICLES & RESOURCES
MAKE TIME TO CHECK
IN WITH PEOPLE
EVEN SCHEDULE IT on your calendar every week or month
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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