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How To Become A Master Networker

Written by: Steven Crane, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Networking is one of the most essential abilities an entrepreneur can possess. This is how you create your business and cultivate relationships with individuals that can help you expand your business. However, networking might be scary if you do not know where to begin. Therefore, here are a few ideas to help you become a networking expert.

Networking is an excellent method for generating new clients and gaining visibility in your field of expertise. To be a successful networker, you must sincerely care about others and desire to assist them in growing their business. Because you never know whom you will encounter at such occasions, you must constantly be prepared to assist others. The wonderful thing is that the more you network, the more value you can bring to others because you will naturally meet more individuals. Networking is not about what you can receive from others but what you can give to them. When you adjust your attention to providing value first, you will be astounded by the tenfold return of value. So get out and begin networking! It benefits both your work and your soul.

  1. Participate in local professional networking organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce. These groups are an excellent method to network with other local businesses. You can also participate in professional groups associated with your field. This is an excellent approach to meet people who may be able to assist you in expanding your business.

  2. Attend professional networking events. There are frequently business networking events in your region. These are wonderful chances to meet new people and become active in the local business community.

  3. Attend trade exhibitions and seminars. Trade exhibitions and conferences are fantastic opportunities for networking with other business professionals. You may learn about new products and services, meet prospective customers, and network with other companies.

  4. Use social media. Social media is an excellent tool to network with others in your field. You can connect with new clients and business relations through sites like LinkedIn. Twitter is also an excellent networking medium. You can find people to follow and connect with by searching hashtags pertinent to your industry.

  5. Participate in the local community. Volunteering, attending local events, and patronizing local businesses are all excellent ways to meet new people and become active in your community. When you show up and encourage others, they are more inclined to return the favor.

  6. Host an event. To attract new people to your business, you might arrange a networking event, lecture, or workshop. This is an excellent method to promote your business and network with prospective clients and partners.

  7. Give referrals. When you refer someone to a product or service you genuinely enjoy, they are more likely to return the favor. Referrals are an excellent method to create relationships and assist people simultaneously.

  8. Connect with individuals online. There are numerous options for networking online. LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook allow you to network with individuals in your industry. You can also engage in online forums and debates pertaining to your industry.

  9. Keep in contact. Once you've established a connection with someone, be sure to keep in touch. To maintain the friendship, send them an email, connect with them on social media, or invite them to coffee.

  10. Follow up with people. After meeting a person, it is important to follow up with them. Send them an email, phone them, or add them on social media. Inform them that you appreciated meeting them and that you hope to remain in contact.

This concludes our approach to becoming an expert networker. By adhering to the mentioned guidelines, you should be well on your way to establishing vital contacts that will assist you in achieving your professional objectives. What are some of your preferred networking methods? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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Steven Crane, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

"Steven Crane is a dynamic USMC Veteran, Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Coach known for providing high-performance coaching to support individuals in identifying their key strengths and achieving set career goals. As a veteran who experienced the stereotypical homeless military transition, Steven has a proven track record of successfully building and running various companies focused on supporting individuals in advancing their professional careers and freeing their minds from negativity while overcoming limiting beliefs and stepping into a world of possibilities!


Throughout his career, Steven has displayed deep expertise in guiding individuals in identifying and overcoming their limits and thriving in current roles by offering 1-on-1 sessions. Moreover, he is skilled in counseling clients through career changes to achieve their personal and professional goals. Steven has also been commended for devising and implementing innovative coaching programs and leading global teams to pinpoint and explore new opportunities to inspire powerful personal transformation."

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