Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I've Networked; Now What?

Okay; I've finally nudged you out of your comfort zone by nagging you to go to networking events. You've dressed up in your best suit, met a bunch of people, held your own in casual conversation, exchanged a bunch of business cards (physically or digitally). 

Now what? Do you crawl back into your hole, slapping your hands together, breathing a sigh of relief "Ah! At leat that's over with"?

Of course not. Here's a list of proactive strategies to follow up on your newly established contacts. When you contact someone a year down the road, you are much less likely to get the deer-in-the-headlights equivalent in a response email.

Networking is not merely about meeting people. It's about keeping the relationship an ongoing, mutually beneficial ongoing contact.

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