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Nov 21
2014

Chamber Admin

Networking and Strategic Partnership Tips

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Networking and Strategic Partnership Tips

from David Bobbit, President of the SCORE Foundation

What should one do to make the most of a networking opportunity, both for you and the people you want to meet/work with?

  • Do your homework. Learn as much as you can about the person, firm, or industry.
  • Be conversational. There's nothing wrong with small talk, because that's often how you really get to know people.
  • Thank them in person, and with follow-up note/email. Let them know you appreciate them and their time
  • Be responsive. Networking is a two-way street. If someone wants to network with you, follow up on it.