Assuming you are still networking over the holidays, let’s continue to explore three categories of how you can impress and influence the people you want to attract more of, through the “give without stings attached” strategy. Last post we had 3 Good Ways to Get WOWs From Your Holiday Season Networking, this post moves on to three better ways.
• Provide a take away, as in a one-page handout of your Top Ten Ideas or share your one best tip about your product or service. Give only ideas and information that will be valued and appreciated by your networks.
• As you listen to others’ elevator pitches, think of who you could introduce them to and then make the introduction, on the spot. Be a connector. Remember, people network to meet others for a variety of reasons.
• Dress for the occasion. In the spirit of the holidays, wear a pin that flashes, a necktie that plays music, or a festive-looking purse. I’ve even heard of a Virtual Assistant wearing pink slippers to an event! This tells your networks that you’re “unique”: a powerful thing indeed!
Add to the already-hectic holidays an expression, a conversation, or a message that makes you stand head above the crowd and that reminds people why they might want to choose you instead of your competitors. If you are interested in learning some worthwhile processes, ideas and Warm Bun strategies, listen to this free call, 9 Ways to Get WOWs From Your Holiday Season Networking, from Basic Training Boot Camp: Networking for Straight Shooters.
Are you starting to get into the season spirit? How can you let that help you to get more WOW in your networking?