How to make the most out of networking events

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Simone Douglas

We all know that Adelaide is a big networking town so knowing how to make the most out of networking events is a critical factor in ongoing business success. Networking events can be a great way to meet new people and make connections. However, if you don’t know how to make the most out of them, you’re likely to leave feeling disappointed. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for making the most out of networking events. We’ll cover everything from preparing for the event to follow-up afterwards. So whether you’re a first-time attendee or a seasoned pro, read on for some valuable advice!

One of the most important things you can do to make the most out of a networking event is to be prepared. This means having a elevator pitch ready, as well as some questions to ask other attendees. You should also have your business cards on hand, and dress in clothing that makes you look professional and approachable. By taking the time to prepare, you’ll be in a much better position to make lasting connections.

Another tip for making the most out of networking events is to focus on quality, not quantity. It’s better to have a handful of meaningful conversations than to try and talk to as many people as possible. When you’re speaking with someone, really listen to what they’re saying and try to find common ground. This way, you’ll be able to build a rapport and lay the groundwork for a future relationship. There is a great blog on EQ and networking here.

Finally, don’t forget to follow-up after the event! Send a quick email or LinkedIn message to anyone you met and exchange business cards with. You can also connect with people on social media. By staying in touch, you’ll keep the conversation going and increase the chances of doing business together in the future.

Networking events can be a great way to grow your business. By following these tips, you’ll be able to make the most out of any event you attend!

Networking can be a great way to get referrals, so don’t be afraid to ask for them. And always follow up after the event to keep the conversation going. With a little effort, you’ll be sure to see success!

Networking events can help you grow your business in many ways, BNI in particular provides a structured networking environment designed to make the most out of your networking time. You can make new connections, learn about new products or services, and even get referrals. But it’s important to know how to make the most out of these events. By following the tips in this blog post, you’ll be sure to get the most out of any networking event you attend! If you would like an invitation to one of our events you can request one here.

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