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How To Follow Up with Contacts After a Networking Event

If you’re like me, you network with other professionals, in the hopes of finding new clients. But what are you supposed to do after you meet people at networking events and exchange cards?

It’s important to get organized after the networking event. I know, I know, I’ve had business cards scattered all over my desk and not done anything with them for a week after an event. But it’ll help you in the long run.

How to Network Without Being a Jerk

I’ve been attending a lot of conferences as of late, and I realize my attitude on what I get out of these get-togethers has changed. A year ago I was disappointed when I attended a conference and didn’t come back…

Working Conventions to Brand Yourself

I am so wrapped up at the conference I’m attending this weekend (Type A Mom) that I forgot to write my post yesterday. But that gives me a great topic for my branding post: working conventions. No matter what industry you’re in, there are conferences you can attend to learn more on your field and network with people in your industry.

Branding Friday (Well, Saturday): Working Conventions

Sometimes it’s hard to know that a contact will be worthwhile for a long time. I attended BlogWorld Expo last year and am only now reaping the benefit of some of the contacts I made. The point is to find people you’re aligned with. Find people you can give referrals to or that you can see working with, if not now then later.

Following Up with Contacts

If you're like me, you network with other professionals, in the hopes of finding new clients. But what are you supposed to do after you meet the people and give them your card?

Taking Networking Offline

I know for many of you, networking is solely offline. You attend your local BNI or Chamber meeting, rub elbows and trade cards. But for me, and a growing number of entrepreneurs, our networking is done online. We become "friends" on Facebook. We swap stories and links on Twitter. It gets to a point where many of us have never spoken on the phone, but know each other pretty well.

Putting the “Social” in Social Networking

If you’ve been reading my blog for very long, you know I’m a big fan of networking both online and in person. But while I’ve done it on a small scale locally in Orlando where I live, something magical happened…
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