Networking is crucial to any small business. Whether you’re looking for clients or vendors, who you know will make a difference in the deals you can find. That can translate into attending a lot of networking meetings. Just showing up, though, isn’t enough. If you want to make the most of your networking efforts, you need to follow up with the people you meet. Whether you send out personal emails after an event or pass along opportunities, you’ll get the most out of introductions if you follow up with a real relationship





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Written by q4sales
3579 days ago

I like Thursday Bram's writing. Just discovered this post and couldn't agree more. You have to follow up and keep following up, but that doesn't mean badgering. It means finding a way to be useful, to be helpful, to be a resource. Too many sales types miss that. The world has been changing for a while -- nurture the relationship.



Written by lyceum
3652 days ago

thursdayb: Do you think that high tech version of business cards will become more popular in the future. For example: Poken, MingleStick, Bumb and DUB applications for smart phones. BNI is having one section on the agenda to exchange business cards at their meetings, so I think we still will see paper cards be around for a long time, but I think new gadgets and gizmos will turn up on the market.



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