Networking proactively is important. You never know where your next connection may lead you. Krystal Guerra joined us on the show today to share 4 ways to successfully network with others.
1. The approach: if you are around people at an event, start off by giving them a compliment. This is an easy way to engage in a conversation. Keep it brief and genuine.
2. What to ask: Once you have had some sort of initial contact, use F.O.R.M. Which stands for family, occupation, recreation, and money. When possible, strive to ask open-ended questions such as who, what, when, were, how.
3. Building bridges: The most successful networkers build genuine relationships and give more than they receive. Anytime you can connect members of your network to each other you help reinforce the value and build bridges.
4. Following up: Fortune is in the follow-up. If you attend an event and collected business cards, send a follow-up note. This helps make you memorable and keeps the conversation moving forward.
For more information regarding networking visit Krystal’s Instagram: @krystalguerra.