121a Daily Challenge DC141

Daily Challenge……Work / Communication

‘I don’t know how to build up a rapport at business networking events, therefore I don’t go and I need to.’
I am feeling…..Inadequate / Not Good Enough / Panic

Step 1. (How I would like to feel…)
Capable / Connected / Productive

Step 2. (Quality Questions for self…)
Am I prepared to step outside my comfort zone?
Do I need to change my attitude?
Which group is best suited to my profession/trade?
Are there any organisations I can go along as a guest to?
What do I need to do to build up my confidence?

Step 3. (Practical steps leading to Positive Results…)

Taking the first step is the key to Moving Forward.
Find out WHERE it would be good to network, ask around.
Find someone who can take you along as there guest if possible.
Adopt a friendly attitude; smile, nod, ask others about their businesses.
Have an Open mind with an aim to make new contacts that you can follow up, arrange 121’s over a coffee.
Get to know them and their business and the theory is they will get to know you and your business. Passing business to each other in the process.
Be prepared to mingle, rather than stand on your own.
Practise talking about your business and have a prepared short introduction.
To build up your confidence: make a list of your expertise and the benefits of your service.
Business Networking is an acquired skill, the more you practise, the better you get at it, so don’t be put off by others.