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Business Networking Events- Elusive Results Part 8 of 8

Part 7 pushed you to actually walk away from shallow conversations, because they are wasting your time. Too often we find ourselves stuck in a comfort zone in mindless conversation simply because it’s easy and does not challenge us. These … Continue reading

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Business Networking Events- Elusive Results Part 7 of 8

Part 6 encourages you to pre-understand what your overall schedule and workload is before showing up at any event. Limit the number of conversations (those that require immediate follow-up) based on your ability to follow-up after. The default number to … Continue reading

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Business Networking Events- Elusive Results Part 6 of 8

The take away from this blog post is to be mindful of the number of new people you meet at a business networking event. Before you arrive know what your schedule capacity is for taking on new contacts and possible deliverables. Gauge whether your number is more than 5 or less, and try to stick to that. Continue reading

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Business Networking Events- Elusive Results Part 4 of 8

Memorize Your Name- Seriously! Part 3 suggested that the elevator pitch might be used too often to start conversations. We are constantly told to have it ready and rehearsed. While the elevator pitch has value and there are definite times … Continue reading

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Business Networking Events- Elusive Results Part 3 of 8

So, what is the main take away here? Stop using the elevator pitch to start conversations and especially stop using it to artificially build a connection with the other person. Should you actually forget your elevator pitch? Probably not. However, you will probably want to pull back and only let it loose when it is obvious the situation is getting to that point. Continue reading

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