Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.
Most employees, outgoing and introverted alike, cringe a little bit when they hear the word “networking.”
The problem with that reaction is the importance of networking when building and growing new business and then especially maintaining those customer relationships. Introverted colleagues may find it especially difficult to make a connection with a current or prospective customer.
Once you stop looking at networking as a stepping stone to sales and start seeing it as a chance to build new industry partnerships, you will find that your connections will be easier to initiate, more authentic, and have better longevity and return. One often overlooked goal of networking events is the generating potential referrals for new business.
Our friends at GetVoip have created a concise collection of tips to help your employees prepare for, obtain, and keep those networking connections.
We appreciate that is easier said than done, but give these science-based tips a chance and give your team any advantages to take your business to the next level.