The right time to make new connections is almost anytime. Even at an official networking event organized by a chamber of commerce or a professional society, it can be difficult to know what to say and do when you encounter someone new.
And yet, we all recognize that being in relationships with others is essential to our life and our career. Outside of these large mixers, where else can you meet people? In theory, you can make new contacts at the grocery store, the airport, or in the elevator, but in practice, it is can be even harder to meet people in these places. Usually, we stay silent—but the person who might change our life could be the stranger right next to us!
In this program we cover:
- Making the call: How do you read someone’s body language to see if they might be open to a conversation?
- The initial connection: What to say (and not to say) to strike up a conversation
- Going from pleasant to personal: Why knowing a name makes all the difference.
- Permission to follow-up: The final and most important step in networking.
Make new contacts just about anywhere! Be an impromptu networker!
About the speaker: Robby Slaughter is a workflow and productivity expert. He is a nationally known speaker on topics related to personal productivity, corporate efficiency and employee engagement. Robby is the founder of AccelaWork, a company which provides speakers and consultants to a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, regional non-profits, small businesses and individual entrepreneurs. Robby has written numerous articles for national magazines and has over one hundred published pieces. He is also the author of several books, including Failure: The Secret to Success. He has also been interviewed by international news outlets including the Wall Street Journal. Robby’s newest book is The Battle For Your Email Inbox.