A networking event is a great platform to find opportunities! People attend these events with a goal to interact with others, find leads and future customers
Networking events are all about “breaking the ice”, creating a first connection with others, forming initial trust, finding how each side can help the other, and attracting someone’s interest in order to create a second meeting.
It is not an easy situation for everyone to be in, but there are definitely a few interpersonal rules to follow in order to make it a successful one!
We interact with other people surrounding us every day and because it’s such a natural thing for us to do, many people are not aware of the difference between a friendly interaction and business one.
Some people don’t pay attention to what they say or do and ruin their chances to find opportunities. for example: While someone is being sarcastic at a networking event as he always do with his friends, the person in front of him can interpret that as a rude thing to say and inappropriate and Bang!! The connection is lost!
Let me ask you this:
- Do you want to get more clients coming to your business?
- Are looking for new stimulations?
- Would you like a better lifestyle?
- Did you ever feel like you are “stuck” where you are?
- Are you looking for a new job?
There is one answer that can lead you to anywhere you want to go: Create New Opportunities!
If you are reading these lines I am sure you are an ambitious person who has achieved things in life and has more goals to fulfil in the future. As one you probably want more opportunities to keep fulfilling your life and business goals!
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t– you’re right.” - Henry Ford (Click 2 Tweet!)
Do you know what this inspiring quote is referring to? Mindset!
Our mindsets are of strong importance for us that we don’t always acknowledge but we always use.
Our self confidence is a mindset, our business success is a mindset; being sad, happy, persistent, and even wealth creation are all states of mind. Our live’s outcomes are a result of the state of mind we are in.
We have the ability to choose what state of mind to be in or to let our beliefs and “moods” choose for us. Our state of mind is affected by our mental image of ourselves, our body language and the attitude we want to convey to our surroundings.
What type of people do you enjoy spending time with? People who are grumpy, upset, self-concentrated, and sad? Or do you prefer happy, shiny people?
Tough call, isn’t it…??
Most people enjoy being around others who makes them feel good, laugh, and that are approachable and interesting, as they add value to the time spent together. These kind of people ‘shine’ and spread good vibes around, as they affect their surroundings positively.
That being said we should bear in mind that we are all human, and as such we all experience downs and falls, sadness and the like- it’s natural!
However as a networker that interacts with people, emphasizing positive and attractive traits will make you a real ‘people magnet,’ since it will assist you in making others find interest in you and by that build your relationships with them better and stronger!