Over the past 5 weeks, we have reviewed the 1st of the 10 Commandments of Networking a Mixer – if you have missed them, please review. Now on to Commandment #6… Microsoft-Vista-SupportWhen first meeting a new person, you have the opportunity to be memorable by offering support. What kind of support? Be creative in how you will assist the person; by supporting them in their success, you will be able to quickly build your credibility. For many of us, we would love to have the person we just meet become a client, and while that happens occasionally, we will need to look for other ways to offer support. What additional types of support could we offer? A few examples are:

  • Invite them to another event
  • Share about networking organizations that you belong to and upcoming opportunities
  • Introduce them to people at the event
  • Follow up with an article or link for a specific issue they are been facing
  • Create a referral to a member of your network, because he has a need for the Referral Source’s product/service

By supporting people that you meet quickly, you will be remembered in a positive way. One day, these people may want to return the favor by offering you support, maybe even in the form of a referral. What is your favorite way to offer support when networking?

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About Tiffanie Kellog

Tiffanie loves to help people make more money while saving time, so they can hopefully have more fun!

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  1. […] Welcome back to our series on the 10 Commandments of Networking a Mixer. If you missed the 1st posts in the series, please visit the past 6 posts… […]

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