Renew Your Networking Commitment

Do you remember why you signed up for a networking group or event? What was your primary motivation? Or have you been thinking about dipping your toes in the networking pool but haven’t put your swimsuit on yet? Now’s the time to start – or restart – for that matter....

Sell Yourself with Sincerity

Be it when you first arrive at a networking event and approach someone new, or when the event host makes his or her way around the room and asks you to introduce yourself, your first inclination may be to talk about what services or products you have to sell the...

Making an Impactful Introduction

You’ve decided to join a networking group because you want to expand your professional circle and open yourself up to potential increased business or employment opportunities. It may then seem like a no-brainer to make your entrance at an event by approaching someone...

Making the Most of a Networking Event

Feeling anxious about an upcoming networking event? Wondering how to make an entrance? How to make your way the room? Don’t worry. Heed these tips and you’ll be making connections with ease. First, make sure you’re there on time – if not early. Yep, resist that urge...

Which Networking Group is a Fit for You?

You’ve decided you’re going to dive into the networking world. But how do you know which group will be the best fit for you? Consider these five A’s. Age. Perhaps you’re looking to relate to other professionals in the same stages of their careers as you are. If you’re...

Calling All College Students: Are You Networking?

If you have friends, professors, school advisors and the like, the answer is probably “Yes.” But what you should be doing is intentional networking. What’s the difference? Intentional networking is when you set out to meet people with a specific goal in mind. It could...

Practicing Savvy Social Media Networking

Social media. It’s nearly an essential part of business success in today’s world. And while in-person networking is important, “meeting” like-minded professionals online is a wise move, too – if you go about it correctly, that is. A Look at LinkedIn Perhaps the most...

Networking through Tough Times

While we wish each of our days was comprised of success, sunshine and rainbows, in the real world, most often that isn’t the case. Be it an unexpected home improvement project, caring for an ill family member or even grieving the death of a family pet, surprise...

Breaking the Ice: 28 Questions to Consider

Knowing what to say – or how to break the ice – might just be the biggest obstacle for many when it comes to networking. It may even keep someone from signing up for an event. Are we talking about you? Have no fear. We’ve got countless ways for you to get the...

How We are Different

I’m going to admit something: the idea of walking cold into a room of strangers to “network” is a scary one for me. I tend to psyche myself out and agonize about the event for days in advance. And that was true as I walked into RE/MAX of Reading for my...

The Follow-Up: After Your Networking Event

So, you’ve just attended a networking event. You’ve met new people. You’ve collected business cards. You’ve made connections. Now what? The event is just the beginning. If it ends there, you haven’t maximized its worth. Following up is key when developing a new...

Back to Networking Basics

When someone says you should be networking, what exactly does he or she mean? In the business sense, networking is leveraging your business and personal connections to bring you a regular supply of new business. Sounds simple, but it’s a process. And that process...