Network effectively at business networking events
Today I welcome Janet Torley to my blog. Janet is Chairman of Federation of Small Business - East of Scotland and owner of Events for Business, the event management specialist for business to business. I first encountered Janet at the 2012 Lanarkshire Business Show, one of many business and networking events she has organised across Scotland. With countless hours of networking experience and a bulging contacts book if anyone can give good practical advice on how to network it has to be Janet. So here are Janet's five top tips on how to network effectively at business networking events.
Number 4: Once you are at the networking event please, please, please make an effort to listen to the people you meet. You will learn a heck of a lot more by listening, information that will help you in the long run to build relationships. And smile! Really, a smile really goes an awful long way.
For more excellent advice on networking from several top business experts see this article from on the Guardian's website: http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2012/jun/29/top-tips-mentoring-networking-professional-advice
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