Dear Professor Savings fans,
Having start-up dreams is a good thing, but whether your dreams could come true is another thing.
If you are an entrepreneur, you should clearly know you can’t grow your business without networking, and networking is not an easy task though.
This article perhaps could offer you some insights regarding networking and help you realize your career dreams.
People generally do not have common backgrounds. How do we break the ice and get started?
The easiest way is to start on social media like Facebook or Twitter. You could share and comment on what the influencers say, showing them you are very interested in them.
For more ambitious people you could meet them face-to-face at parties or any networking events. It’s even better if you have a friend that has connection with them.
Ask he or she to introduce you to the influencers. If you are brave enough and well-prepared, you could simply start the conversation on-the-fly. The thing you most probably would like to do would be complimenting him or her and asking what you could help.
The 2 Take away tips
#1 Make sure you help promote them before you ask for favors. Give first, take second. So make sure you promote their books, seminars, websites.
#2 If you’re going to have a one on one chat with an influencer, approached them after the seminar after the crowds have left and often them a unique resourceful tool.
So for instance, if you’re a photographer and can retake their image profile offer your free service.
When I mentor entrepreneurs, I tell them,
“It’s not what you KNOW, it’s not who you KNOW, it’s who KNOWS You!”