Did you miss the Speed Networking Event on June 12, 2017? Don’t worry we meet every Monday 8am to 9:15am so there are still a lot of great opportunities for networking. Check us out at the Golden Corral in Brandon
On Monday June 12, 2017 8am -9:30am
Christian Business Connections is having a Speed Networking Event.
This event is open to the public and is an opportunity for business owners to introduce themselves to other business owners and get connected to people who are interested in their products and services.
The Speed Networking event is at the Golden Corral in Brandon Florida 815 Providence Road Brandon FL 33511
The cost is Free but Breakfast is $10.00 at the door.
5 Tips to get the most out of Speed Networking:
- Know what you’ll say about yourself and your company.
Keep it short. As you do not know the attention span, nor the depth of industry knowledge the people you are meeting will have. “Hi, my name is…., I do this type of work at this type of company and we serve these types of customers.”
- Know what to ask about their company/business.
It may be safe to assume that the other person hasn’t prepped as well as you have. You may get someone who is bumbling along trying to explain the details of what they do, or you may have someone reciting their life story…either way you need to take back this short meeting. Have a few questions ready to interject such as “who are your customers?” or “what type of clients are you looking for?” This will help your ill prepared networking date save some face and be able to provide you with helpful information during your initial brief time together.
- If there is time, ask more about them.
You’ll want to find out about the association, how long they’ve been a member, what has been the best benefit (business, referrals, expanding the network, volunteering) to them? This will help you get an understanding of the organization from several different people in a short period of time and help you decide if it may be a good group for you to join.
- Say thanks and mean it.
When it’s time to end your meeting and move along, shake hands and genuinely thank the person for their time.
- Follow up with all those you met.
Some may be a great client, a great connector or great business associate, you never know. Make the effort to drop each a brief email to tell them how good it was to have met. Continue to nurture the relationship into the future.