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Obviously alter the box sizes to allow for whatever content you want to insert. The framework can be extended to manage specific follow-ups. The example above doesn't necessarily suggest you begin with three groups, or limit your business networking activities to three groups.
A sensible start might be to pick one business networking website, and one face-to-face business networking group or event, and see how you do before increasing the activity.
If you take on too many groups and websites at the same time you will be spread too thinly, and find it difficult to make an impact in any of them.
Follow up your commitments and promises There are two main reasons for the importance of following up: Networking only produces good results when it is followed up. Following up with contacts builds trust, reputation, and relationships. Put negatively, to emphasise the points: Networkers who meet people and never follow up are wasting their time.
Networkers who never follow up will eventually become known as time-wasters.
Follow up is a matter of relevance and commitment: If a contact or referral is not relevant, then say so, which avoids any expectation of follow up. If there is relevance, follow it up, in whatever way is appropriate for the situation.
If you find that you are not wanting to follow up meetings and referrals because of lack of relevance then you can re-examine your group targeting strategy. You might be chasing the wrong groups and connections, and could need to redefine these issues.
Be a positive influence Be positive. See the good in people. Be known as a really positive person. It rubs off on others and people will warm to you for being so. Keep your emotional criticisms of others and personal hang-ups to yourself.
Speak ill of no-one. Be passionate and enthusiastic, but not emotional or subjective. Seek feedback and criticism about yourself and your ideas from others. It is the most valuable market research you can obtain - and it's totally free. Be calm and serene - especially when others become agitated.
Followers gather around people who remain positive and calm under pressure, and who resist the herding tendencies of weaker souls. This is a wonderful chance for you to demonstrate your expertise in your specialist area, your positive confident character, and also to pass on some useful information.
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