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Business Networking For Dummies by Stefan Thomas

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Part IV

Turbo-charging Your Networking

tip.epsTop Five Tips for Keeping in Touch with Your Contacts

  • Go to networking meetings! You get the chance to talk to 15, 20 or more of your contacts all in a two- or three-hour slot.
  • Keep using social media. You can be there all the time.
  • Attend trade and business shows. Again, you’ve a huge opportunity here to meet lots of people in a short time frame.
  • Just pick up the phone and give a new contact a call.
  • Dedicate and mark out in your diary a specific time period every week just for talking to people.

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In this part …

  • Boost your business with personal branding.
  • Invite others to networking meetings and find other ways to expand your network.
  • Know the best methods for keeping in touch with people.
  • Get creative with bartering for services.
  • Effortlessly make networking a part of your business routine.

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