Will you still be networking over the holidays? It’s a sure bet that if you belong to any local organizations, are using social online networking or have family events, that your answer is “Yes.” And maybe you said, “Yes, and how can I get that WOW factor: truly and honestly wow my business networks over the holiday season?” Let’s 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: a good impact, a better impact and the best impact.
• Add a holiday special offer at the end of your elevator pitch: One that leaves your networks wanting more from you.
• Ask your networks for their advice regarding something they can easily answer: directly, or indirectly via a referral. It could be something small and personal like where to find the best pumpkin pie to take to a party.
• Give your networks something like an audio CD or a PDF download from a 2009 event that would be relevant to their New Year’s business and/or personal needs. A CD costs as little as $1.00 and you likely already put your time and effort into the making of this gift. This offer also gives you a valid business reason to follow-up.
You can make your networking stand out from the typical everyday, verbal diarrhea conversations. And we’re just getting warmed up with the good impact actions. 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.
While there are three more better impact and three best impact, what do you think would make your networking get a WOW reaction?