Here at Tier 1 Event Management, Inc., we understand that not everyone looks forward to networking events. Even though having a wide network of professional contacts is an incredible boon to your career pursuits, many people dread the act of building their circles. If you fall into this category, our team has a few tips to make networking less stressful.
The first step you should take is to reconnect with existing contacts, because this will get you more comfortable with the whole process. Dormant relationships are valuable sources of new knowledge and even new connections. As you get back into the groove of connecting with others, you might be amazed how many new contacts become possible.
Another way to streamline your networking efforts is to offer a favor from the outset of every new relationship. We at Tier 1 Event Management, Inc. believe networking becomes much more pleasant when your focus is on helping others rather than finding people who can advance your cause. Not only will you find the entire pursuit more positive and inviting, you will earn the trust of valuable contacts when you follow through on your offers.
When it comes time to really cement a new relationship, don’t be afraid to ask for a favor. The only rule you should follow here is to provide two small favors of your own before you request help from a new contact.
We at Tier 1 Event Management, Inc. believe these simple tips will help you become a stronger networker and enjoy the process a bit more at the same time.