Networking can be a daunting task for many entrepreneurs, but Lori Lyons shares some valuable tips and tricks to make it a more positive experience. One of the key takeaways is to be intentional with your networking goals and to assess whether a networking event aligns with those goals before attending. This can save time and ensure that the event is worth your while.
Another important aspect of networking is to be a good listener and show genuine interest in others. Lori advises against monopolizing the conversation and instead suggests asking questions and being engaged. She also recommends joining women’s groups and being clear about what you do when making a first impression.
Whether you’re attending in-person or virtual networking events, Lori’s tips can help you make meaningful connections and grow your business. Remember to be a giver rather than a getter, and to follow up with contacts after events. And if you’re looking for more marketing tips, be sure to check out Lori’s website and private Facebook group. Happy networking!