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So What Do I Do After a Networking Event?
By Kuulei Stockman
You’ve attended a networking event and successfully met different people. What’s next? What do you do with all the business cards you collected?
Business cards have no value if you just “collect” them and don’t do anything with them. Take advantage of the fact that networking events are the beginning of starting business relationships. Your follow-up is integral to developing it. So, within 24 hours of attending an event, send a quick email. If you procrastinate, you’ll stand the risk of being forgotten!
Ice Breakers That Take The Pain Out of Networking
By Kuulei Stockman
You’re geared up to attend a networking event. You wear your best outfit and shoes. You’re not concerned about conversation because you’re a natural. You’re also a pro at listening and you enjoy meeting people and making business connections. But when it comes to “starting” a conversation, that’s a different story! If you have a few go-to icebreakers in your back pocket, that’ll make things easier. Here are some ideas that may be of use:
You might want to quickly glance at the story headlines of the day so you can discuss current events. Or on a lighter note, keep abreast of culture news. Some experts call this “conversational currency,” as it allows the discussion to flow. Good business questions include “What is an example of how you helped your client?” and “What is a good referral source for you?” In both cases, you have shined the spotlight on your new contact.
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What Members Say:
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Steve’s passion is helping others. He fulfills this by assisting professionals and families “finance their dreams!” If you haven’t already guessed, Steve is in the mortgage business. He works with Capital One Bank. In his own words, “The mortgage process can be very daunting and my job is to guide you through this exciting and challenging time.”
Because of this, one of Steve’s major objectives is to keep clients informed “EVERY STEP OF THE WAY” through these overwhelming and sometimes intimidating procedures such as educating people on the loan process, qualifying for the right size loan, completing a loan application, providing required supporting documentation, and approving loans in a timely manner. His typical clients are first-time home buyers, those who want to upgrade to a larger home or purchase a second one, professionals interested in rental/investment properties, and refinancing.
Steve indicated that BizConnect helps him grow his business through its networking events. There, he has the opportunity to meet new people, who he can help, and in turn, refer to others in different businesses that may need their particular expertise. Steve was asked if he had any advice to help others grow their business and he quickly replied, “Listen!”