If you see potential in the networking event you attend. . . stay with it. Even if you just joined today, you too can have longevity. Staying power works. It will help you guarantee the longevity of your business. The more others see you and get to know you, the better networking will work for you!
Show up on a regular basis. When you’re consistent, you become trusted. People want to do business with people they know, like and trust. The most important aspect in my eyes when it comes to trusting someone involves their consistency. Consistency in their follow-up and consistency in their attendance. They have to see you around to get to know you. To busy to network is to busy. For networking to prove affective, you MUST make time for it.
Networking gives you and your business the visibility it deserves. Sign up for a committee. Become part of the leadership. In other words, get involved! By joining a committee you become visible to the entire membership of the network. Write an article about networking and use it as a handout. Attach your business card. Do things that call attention to yourself and your business in a tactful way. Visibility + Credibility = Profitability!
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