Networking tips and techniques, getting the most from networking events
I think the answer lies in your own comfort zone. Ask yourself how YOU would feel if someone signed an email to you the same way YOU want to sign YOUR emails. In dealing with the EXPERTS who are going to appear in the movie I'm producing, "The Keeper of the Keys," I often sign my emails with "Much love" or "Sending Love Your Way."
Let me start by asking you about how you define yourself; what do you say when you meet someone new? Can you explain who you are and what you do in a tantalizing 10 words or less?
Are you LUNCH WORTHY? Is having lunch with you going to be WORTH the five hours it's going to take? In many cases, it IS worth it. I love to connect with former colleagues and I definitely enjoy work-related business lunches with current clients or prospects. There are also worthwhile industry functions - which are tremendous networking opportunities!
FORBES Insights' latest report shows that executives prefer face-to-face meetings. The reasons why they preferred IN PERSON, face-to-face meetings? There is no comparison: * To build STRONGER, more MEANINGFUL business relationships (85%) * Ability to read body language and facial expressions (77%) * More social interaction, ability to bond with co-workers/clients (75%) * Allow for more complex strategic thinking (49%)