Ignition Video Series: Dr. Nadia Brown on Networking for Introverts
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Since networking can be such an important part of business, some people consider it work, and therefore dread doing it. For this reason, Dr. Nadia Brown says that instead of viewing networking as work, think of it as relationship building. Meaning, when you go to an event don't focus on the quantity of connections that you make but rather the quality of them. Developing two or three strong relationships that you can continue to build over time is more beneficial to you and your business than collecting fifty business cards that won't lead you anywhere.
Set Goals Based on Your Personality and Style
For introverts, going to a networking event where you need to put yourself out there can be an awkward and intimidating situation to be in. As a result, you're probably less likely to leave the event with a ton of new connections. However, knowing this allows you to aim to make two or three good quality connections that you can continue to build relationships with over time.
Understand Your Group
Not every networking group will be the same. One group may provide more referrals while another group may be filled with your ideal clients. By doing some research, you can find the right group to help meet your current business goals.
Learn more networking tips from Dr. Nadia Brown by watching this weeks episode of Ignition.