Who likes networking events? I’m sure those people are out there. I’m not one of them. Even as a self-proclaimed extrovert, I still find them intimidating. It’s like playing a slot machine, you put time and energy in and often get nothing but a watered down cocktail out of the experience. Even though the odds feel stacked against us, we all know that small business thrives on relationships, connections and marketing. That’s why you need to do it. That’s right, I mean you.
As scary as being faced with a room full of strangers can be, you can take solace that they’re probably nervous about talking to you, too. So, let’s break it down to a few actionable steps that can help you get real value out of networking opportunities.
Would you be interested in a list of Kitsap County/Seattle area networking opportunities? Let me know in the comments!
I hate it when someone doesn’t practice what they preach. And that’s what I’ve been doing since I started this crazy business. I tell you to have a blog, but don’t have a blog. I tell you to get on Twitter, but don’t have an active twitter account. Bad Maureen.
Now, the question you’re probably asking yourself is: Do >I< need a blog? I’ve created a three question system to test your theory. This system is a lot like a Facebook quiz, but instead of being Harry Potter, Hermione and/or Fred and George, you’re going to find out if you need a blog. Less sex appeal, more real life application. Here goes:
I'm a veteran digital marketer whose career has grown up with the Internet.