The Scoop: 5 Networking Tips

Attending conferences, meetings, tradeshows and trainings is a great way to make new business connections but this can often strike fear in professionals new to networking when they have to converse with complete strangers. These opportunities however can result in great business connections. To help you make these connections, we asked our one of our Business Development team members, Maria Pelaggi, to provide 5 tips to succeed at your next networking event.

1) Arrive to events (and business development meetings) early!

arrive early

2) Have 3 topics of conversation prepared that highlight what your company is working on.

identify 3 topics

3) Know your elevator pitch inside and out.

elevator pitch

4) Don’t dominate the conversation, make sure to return the opportunity to talk by asking questions.

ask questions

5) Go in with a goal whether it is finding a specific attendee or company to engage.

setting goals

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