The past couple of weeks have been very busy. Juggling my daughter and her summer schedule and the business is definitely a challenge. Finding reliable babysitters is the most challenging part of all. Nonetheless, I think networking has become my new job title. I try to get to as many events as I can to meet people and get the word out about what I do. My hard work is starting to pay off and the word is definitely getting out because the phone is definitely ringing. Woohoo!!!
When networking the most important thing to remember is that it’s not about whether this person will be my client but who they know and who they can refer me to. There’s a whole learning curve when networking. So many people try and sell the person that they’re talking to. Wrong!! According to my networking coach, Anne Hilbert, she says that it’s about reading people, following their energy (or knowing how to work with their energy) and developing a relationship with the person you are talking to. (Anne would be so proud of me.) Most business doesn’t happen at the event. But what can happen is a plan to get together outside of the event where you can learn more about that person. That’s where the business happens.
Happy networking everyone!