Networking Tips: How To Work The Room

If you have been to a networking event before, you are well aware of the chaos that can ensue. Everyone is there to meet other people, make connections, and better themselves professionally, yet so often we leave those events not remembering who we talked to!

In this blog post, I have outlined the best tactics to get the most out of any networking event. There is a famous quote that always comes to mind before attending a networking event, and that is, “Prior proper planning prevents poor performance.”

With this mantra in mind, use these tactics to plan ahead of time, work the room at the event, and follow up with new connections afterwards.

Leverage Social Media

  • Twitter — Follow the conference hashtag, set up Twitter lists, and tweet about the event!
  • Facebook — Check & comment on the event’s page and create a list of people to connect with!

Set Up Meetings Ahead of Time

Prepare Your Elevator Pitch

Know Your Networking Goals

Start A Conversation

Ask For Something

Follow Up With Your Connections

Based in Hallandale, Florida, Alan Rasof is raising awareness for Cerebral Palsy through sharing stories of his grandson, Elijah. http://alanrasof.org/

Based in Hallandale, Florida, Alan Rasof is raising awareness for Cerebral Palsy through sharing stories of his grandson, Elijah. http://alanrasof.org/