Become A Master of Networking
Become A Master of Networking
Networking is a developed strategy for meeting and conversing with like-minded professionals looking to promote their company, ideas, products, or services.
By attending networking events, you benefit by creating the opportunity to open new doors, strengthen relationships, build a strong support system, discover new ideas, and increase your professional visibility.
The opportunity is yours, but like any new venture, we are most successful when we prepare ourselves. When planning to attend a networking opportunity, it is important to have a strategy in place for what you are hoping to accomplish.
The following is a checklist for your event preparation:
-A brief pitch or overview of who you are
-A stack of business cards
-An excited, engaging attitude
Once you have a clear objective, you will want to create a brief overview, also known as an “elevator pitch” for your business, brand, or idea to present when making introductions. The idea of an elevator pitch is to spark interest in a short window of time, roughly the time it takes to ride an elevator, hence the name.
With limited time to make that first impression, it’s important that you have a plan of action. Your pitch should include the following:
-Who you are
-What you do
-Description of how your company is different/unique
-Your company goals
-Something interesting about you, your company, product, or idea
Proceed With Confidence
In order to network successfully, you must develop a strategy for what you hope to achieve by attending, and you must prepare yourself ahead of time to properly execute on that strategy. This means getting clear on your goals for the event, preparing a clear, succinct pitch, and practicing that pitch.
Being prepared builds confidence, and confidence is key to making a good first impression, to being open to new ideas, and to being ready to engage.
This event on Saturday, May 22nd and 10:00 am WAT is a great opportunity for business professionals looking to learn how to pitch their ideas, products, or services to fellow professionals in an effort to build a strong support network and to open doors to new possibilities.
Please join me to find out how you can become a master of networking!
Meet, Teena Ogbugoh, “I am driven to help you with networking!”
Teena is the founder of Joan Lugards Consulting Services, a leadership and personal development training and consulting firm in Nigeria.
Teena Ogbugoh is an Executive Director on the John Maxwell Team, a leadership expert, certified coach, trainer and speaker who is licensed by The John Maxwell Team to bring proven leadership strategies and practices on behalf of John Maxwell that organizations would not otherwise have access to. She is certified as a Maxwell Method of DISC human behavioral Consultant. She is also a certified Global Priority Solutions facilitator for roundtable method of leadership values.
She is a solution based servant leader and consultant who helps individuals and organizations to close the gap between where they are and where they want to be. Through proven and tested training interventions, she is helping people, inspiring them to reach new heights in their life and businesses through changing the mindsets and belief systems.
Teena serves on The President’s Advisory Committee of The John Maxwell Team as a Committee lead for Youth Development and leadership programs. She is the initiator of LIVING LIFE BY DESIGN AND ON PURPOSE PODCAST and she is an OnAir Radio Show host with IBGR, an Internet Radio for Business people.
Can’t Wait To Share With You On Saturday, May 22nd At 10:00 am WAT!