If you’re in the networking swirl, congratulations! Chances are you’re attending industry events or even social events and going home with a small stack of business cards.
They won’t mean anything, unfortunately if you don’t work it immediately after the event. Here are several tips to keep in mind.
1. Remember something specific about the conversation. The best time to take stock of the conversation is immediately after it ends. Take a moment after exchanging business cards with the new contact to jot down something you spoke about.
Whether you dished about vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard or who will make it to the World Series this year, it’s all good. This will be a key identifying factor that bonded you and your new contact. Read more