Meet and Great? I’d Rather Stay Home


Meet and Great? I’d Rather Stay Home

Business leaders and small business owners know that networking is necessary for their business. At times it feels like there are almost more reasons to stay home than get out there.

  • I’m too tired.
  • Last time I didn’t meet anyone who might recommend me or use my services or product.
  • It’s costing me so much money.

I’m sure you could add your own reasons to the list. But choosing the right venues is almost as important as showing up. We all know that we’re not just meeting the person who hands us the card. We’re meeting the person who has 250 people of more in their contact list. And if they like us, and if they remember us, they might SOMEDAY refer us. Here are the questions to ask yourself about the event to make it worthwhile:

  • Will I meet at least two new people who might need my product or service?
  • Will I learn something from the theme or the speaker?
  • Will there be an opportunity to find out what other people need?
  • Is there going to be an easy way to follow-up or follow through with the organization in order to see some of the same people again?
  • Will my competition be there so I can learn what they’re doing or not doing?

If you’ve answered yes to any one of these questions, or if you have questions of your own that point you to the venue, take out your keys, get in your car and show up. Be sure to keep the number of people you get to know to a small number. And have a nice time.

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