Planning on a huge event? It is all about networking!
It is actually surprising that not many people understand the importance of networking. It is whom you can make connections with that makes a lot of difference when it comes to hosting new events. Better networking is the key to not just hosting a successful event but also to expand your company, let people know about it, and to bring in more customers and investors.
The good thing here is that you don’t really need to work hard and put in too much effort to expand your network. You can do it easily if you understand how to go on about it. Here are a few very simple and easy to follow tips that will definitely help you out:
Give Importance to Relationships
Some people take a few ties for granted. They think that a few relationships just don’t deserve their time, patience, and effort. In business, there are no ‘light’ relationships that you can take for granted. Whether you understand its importance or not, you should nurture every relationship.
Relationships with customers, investors, employees, and those who want to make sales are all important. You can never tell who will play a key role in your business later on!
Get Out of your Comfort Zone
Yes, they call it the ‘comfort zone’ for a reason but that doesn’t mean you stay there forever. Meet new people at work and talk to them about their work. Introduce yourself and start conversations when you attend events, luncheons, and workshops. This is the best way to expand your network.
Don’t take things Personally
Being rejected and being ignored are a part and parcel of your life as an entrepreneur. Don’t expect everyone you contact or email to respond with equal enthusiasm. Some people won’t even bother. That does not mean you personally and feel bad.
Take rejection as a lesson. Now that you know how it feels, make sure you don’t put someone else through the same thing.
Sometimes, just one message will not do you any good. It is important to be relentless in your effort. Of course, I am not asking you to spam the person’s inbox with numerous messages and mails each day. I am just asking you to be persistent in your attempt because a single message can easily be overlooked sometimes.
Simple enough, right? Go on. Expand!
Expanding your network is very important but really as daunting as some people think it to be. A few great steps will help you expand efficiently. Persistence and giving importance to people around you will always help. Alongside, doing things that are not in your comfort zone and meeting new people will also work in your favor.