That is right, you can make connections just about anywhere and you know what? It is something you should definitely do. Waiting to network just at networking events or at work is effective, but not as effective as it would be if you took networking to the next level. Who knows when you are going to meet a potential client.
A connection can happen even as you are waiting in line to get a cup of coffee. But that does not mean that you do not have to be open to other networking possibilities. Volunteer for some charity committees and events. This is a great way for you to get your name out there and to make some connections. The first rule of networking is visibility, after all.
There are some tips when it comes to making connections anywhere.
Always give a firm handshake. You can tell a lot about someone from their hand shale and a firm handshake denotes confidence. Stand, to show your respect, make eye contact, say your first name, last name and finally something about yourself.
Not everything is about work. It can be boring and repetitive to talk about work all the time, so why not segue into talking about hobbies? You might find something in common. This also shows that you are interested in them as a person and not just for what they can do for you professionally. This will also make them more interested in connecting with you.
It might be an idea to know a little bit about a fair few things. Stay up to date about current affairs, you never know what might come up in conversation. This will make it seem as if you are an informed person. Plus it can be embarrassing when a topic comes up and you know nothing about it.
You can make connections anywhere, but networking events can take some of the pressure off of doing it every day. They can be entertaining, learning experiences. You can enjoy yourself while you are making connections and at least everyone there is interested in making connections. To find out more information, visit our website at www.nexusnetworking.co.uk, or email us at email@example.com.