Building our networks has helped us to grow Precision Avenue into the success story it is today. In business, connecting with colleagues and influencers can open many avenues for achievement. One of the most effective ways to network is to share your insight and experience. Here are a few strategies for leveraging this for maximum impact:
- Give More Than You Get: Offering value to others is the best way to draw new connections to you. So, be open to people reaching out to you for advice. Be helpful as a connector and mentor. This will encourage others to want to connect with you.
- Branch Out: Sometimes the best way to establish an effective network is to reach out beyond your industry. Although we spend time interacting with other sales and marketing professionals, most of the brands we represent at Precision Avenue are in other spaces. More expansive networking can also lead to some more innovative opportunities.
- Seek Ways to Be Helpful: When you meet someone, ask how you can be helpful. Again, the most effective networkers strive to offer value to others. So, looking for new ways to accomplish this is always a worthwhile investment.
- It’s the Little Things: As with most relationships, professional connections are affected greatly by small gestures. Little acts of kindness and friendship can strengthen your network. For example, this may mean remembering that something significant has happened in a contact’s life and asking about it.
These techniques can help you build better relationships. Like Precision Avenue on Facebook for more ideas like these.