July 15, 2024

Get There Early

Good Morning

As you know, we are now in the holiday season. A lot of holiday parties can and do double as networking events. With that in mind, I’d like to go over some things I learned a very long time ago from a very dear friend with whom I used to co-teach networking classes for a few years.
First, always get there early. Usually the person or people hosting the event need some last minute help. It will put you in their good graces. Also you want to help greet or welcome people as the come in, maybe direct them to the food and drinks and let them know where the restrooms are. You know: be helpful. This serves a few purposes: it helps the guests get settled, it gives the impression that you’re one of the key persons there and you get to know most of the people there and learn what they do.
Another thing I learned is that at networking/party events, you are networking, not net-eating nor net-drinking. That means you do not chow down like you’re at Golden Corral or get carried away with your drinking! Remember to mingle and talk to everyone; don’t sit in one place during the whole event.
When you get ready to leave, remember to thank your hosts. You want them to think of you as a nice person who was helpful to them. Remember the old saying, people do business with people they know, like and trust. By following these few rules, people will get to know you and maybe even like you.  Till next time,Great Things Happen, But You Have To Take Action, NOW!

Philip FreedmanYour Doctor of Customer Acquisition, Retention and Enhancement   

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