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12 Great Tips to Improve Your Business Networking Skills and Get More From Business Networking Events

I’ve gained an awful lot from meeting people at industry events and informal get-togethers. I’ve met new clients, hired staff, learnt a lot, made some great friends and had a lot of fun, all through business networking.

Here’s some tips on how you can improving your business networking skills.

1. Make a great first impression

Smile, make eye contact, have a confident handshake and show a genuine interest in the people you meet. These are some of the things you can do to make a good first impression. Remember you have exactly one chance to make a good impression!

2. Don’t Be “The Salesman”

Networking events, parties and conferences are not the ideal place for the hard sell. Trying to sell can make you look desperate and is not the way to build successful business relationships

3. Always follow up

Timely, relevant follow-ups are one of the keys to successful business networking. Just meeting someone once will rarely bring you business. You have to repeat the contact, by email, face to face, pick up the phone, just make sure that you follow up and keep contact.

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18 Super Useful Ways To Use Twitter

Twitter is a micro-blogging platform and social networking tool. The micro bit comes from the fact that you can only post updates, or “tweets” as they are affectionately called, that are 140 characters long. You can follow people which ads them to your network and shows you their updates, you can also send personal messages to people you follow.

One the great things about Twitter is that you can “tweet” from a mobile device, Instant Messenger and many other websites including Facebook.

It’s easy to laugh at Twitter and call it out as a faddy piece of nonsense. But it does have a use both for business and personal use.

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