How to Impress at Future Business Networking Events

Right now, the Covid-19 pandemic means that business networking events, quite rightly, are off the table. But that won’t always be the case. If you’ve struggled with succeeding at networking events in the past, we’ve got some advice to ensure you get it right when you next get the opportunity to network. Now is the perfect time to hone your skills so you can come back stronger than ever. Find out how to get this right below.

Have a Goal Going In

Before you even step into the networking event, you should have a goal in mind for what you want to achieve. Having goals that you can work towards during the event gives you real focus and direction. When you’re lacking those things, it’s easy to come out of the event having achieved nothing useful. The goals you set will, of course, depend on your reason for attending the networking event in the first place.

Listen Before You Speak

This is one of the things that people do often get wrong. But when you’re at a business networking event, you can’t expect it to all be about you. You need to listen before you speak because this will show people that you actually want to engage and that you’re not simply there to push your agenda onto people. Always take the time to listen and be receptive to what you hear.

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Get to the Point

When you’re looking to get a message across to people, the last thing you want to do is bore them. That’s why you need to avoid the temptation to ramble too much because that will be disastrous for you. Instead, you need to get to the point and be as succinct as you possibly can be. It’s something that people will appreciate and it’ll be more effective for you too. People want to hear the stuff that actually matters.

Dress Right

If you’re going to impress at business and networking events, you also need to look the part. You should wear the right outfit and don’t forget the details either because they matter too. Things like custom cufflinks, the right tie or suitable jewellery will all make a difference and help to bring your professional outfit together. How you present yourself will have a big impact on forest impressions.

Bring Business Cards

Finally, you should remember to take something with you that the people you talk to can take away with you. Bring business cards with you and make sure they provide the details people will need if they want to get in touch or find out more about you in the future. It’s a good way of ensuring they don’t just forget about you once the event is over.

Networking is one of the most important parts of getting your business’s name out there and getting it noticed by the right people. When the world gets back to normal and networking becomes a possibility again, be sure to make use of the tips and advice outlined above.

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