4 Strategies to Get the Most Out of Your Next Networking Event

4 Strategies to Get the Most Out of Your Next Networking Event

This guest post was written by Daniel Heyman, Cofounder of Stack AI.

Think back to your last networking event. What did you get from it? How has it helped you or your business? If you are like most people, you are not getting enough value from networking events.

You attend, a little reluctantly perhaps; you meet a few people who might be interesting; and you struggle to convert these new contacts into useful professional relationships. Maybe you add them to LinkedIn. Maybe you lose a business card. Maybe you email once and never again.

Networking events are opportunities to meet new people, learn about the market and build business relationships that can move both your company and your career forward. Here are four steps to make your next networking event better:

In the end, networking events are opportunities, and you have to be open for the opportunity no matter where it might lead you. Meet interesting people of all kinds, build long-term relationships with them, and leverage those relationships. It’s not a complicated framework, but it also does happen on its own!

Do you have comments or tips on networking? Ask us in the comments section below or contact Early Growth Financial Services for a free 30-minute financial consultation.

Daniel Heyman is co-founder of Stack AI, an AI-enhanced mobile tool for successful networking. Stack AI helps individuals and small teams build stronger relationships with people in their professional networks. Prior to founding Stack, Daniel was COO of the Demeter Entrepreneur Support Network.

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