The time you can spend on networking is limited, and you need to be smart about how you allocate it. In this video, Dorie shares strategies for how to evaluate whether an opportunity is the right fit, including who will be attending, how much chance you’ll actually have to connect with them, and whether the activity and timing plays to your strengths.
- There are a lot of networking events out there.…Just open up a copy of your local business journal,…and you'll see dozens, if not hundreds.…But your time is limited.…Which should you bother going to?…Here are a few questions you can ask yourself…to help determine what will be a good use…of your time and energy.…You can also download the exercise file…to guide you through this process.…First, determine who will be attending.…This is the most important element…when it comes to which networking events to attend.…And yet, most people give it surprisingly short shrift…when planning their time.…
If you're looking to connect with small business owners,…local chamber of commerce events may be…a great way to meet them.…But if your target audience is international…Fortune 500 leaders, it may be a total waste of time.…Before committing to any event, get a clear sense…of who usually attends and participates.…You can visit the sponsoring organization's Web site…and look at their membership roster and news coverage…or photos of past events to get a sense.…
- Prioritizing contacts
- Building meaningful connections
- Managing your time
- Hosting networking events
- Networking on social media