Are you or one of your employees attending an event representing your company in the near future?
Many business professionals often attend networking events for either business or social reasons. It is easy to forget that you are the face of your company at all times, and you never know what contacts you will meet at any type of event or social gathering. You don't have to push your business on everyone at the event, but lets face it, often one of the easiest ice-breaker questions is "what do you do for a living".
My top tips for making the most out of any social or business event:
1. Share what you are doing with your social media contacts on your business page and personal page a few days before the event, and the morning of the event if time permits. Make sure to tag the event location or organisers in these posts.
2. Dress appropriately for the event. Remember that you are the face of your company. If you have a formal uniform with your business logo/name embroided on it, this may be appropriate attire for some events. (This does not include embroided polo-shirts.)
3. Be prepared, even if it is not a work related event, take your business cards with you, and have them where you can easily access them to hand out if the need arises. (You will be kicking yourself if you forget them and a potential client/business associate asks you for a card!)
4. Take a notebook or diary to jot down names and business names to research and connect with later.
There will be more networking advice in my up-coming posts.
Until Next Time...
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Judi Gray is the Owner Operator of Blue Bird Internet Marketing and has been assisting small Businesses with their online profiles since 2011.