Time passes and the day arrives but you haven’t taken the time to see who’s going to be there and learn about them. “I’ll just introduce myself and we’ll see where it goes,” you say to yourself.
What a surprise it is when several different people walk up to you and express an interest in your company and seem to already know all about you. How do you feel at this point? Impressed and flattered that they took the time to get to know you? Offended because they’ve checked you out?
I’m sure you’ll feel impressed and flattered! Remember this feeling! That’s how you can make folks you meet feel just by spending a little preparation time. Knowing something about the person automatically opens the door for conversation and enables an immediate connection, the first step in developing a relationship.
So the next event you attend a networking event, try to find out who is going to be there before hand so you can prepare to impress!!
June Van Klaveren helps her clients attract and keep customers. She can be reached at 800-779-0067 or through her web sites:
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