Ch 2: Traditional Business Networking

About This Chapter

This group of video lessons teaches you the intricacies of networking with other professionals. The info and tips offered in this chapter can help you improve your professional communication skills and how to avoid common networking mistakes.

Traditional Business Networking: Chapter Summary

Although many people think that networking is all about Internet visibility, being able to network in real time with other professionals is just as necessary and as relevant today as it ever was. Let our experienced business professionals offer you instruction on traditional networking strategies. Explore how to take advantage of networking opportunities, develop contact databases, and avoid networking mistakes. This chapter discusses:

Finding places to network

There are many places in the real world that have major networking opportunities, but you have to know how to identify those locations. Our well-trained business professionals possess years of networking experience, and they will show you how to network at conventions and trade shows. In addition, they will also discuss how to develop a vast network of contacts in your own community.

Blending high-tech strategies with low-tech tools

One of the most common low-tech tools for networking includes the business card. Discover how to design your business card to reflect the standards of your industry. Learn how to incorporate high-tech strategies with business cards, such as using NFC chips or QR codes.

Steering clear of bad habits

When people network with strangers, they want to try and appear confident, but sometimes confidence comes off as arrogance. In our lessons, you will find out ways to avoid acting like a narcissist, wallflower, wanderer and more.

Managing your business database

Once you've established a network of clients and connections, you'll want to organize their contact information for easy access and use. These lessons show you options for organizing this data as well as demonstrate ways to use it to send out electronic newsletters.

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