Going to a network meeting can be pretty daunting, make sure you're prepared with our 5 top tips:
1 - Take Business Cards
If you strike a fantastic conversation with a potential client or contact, you're going to need to give them a business card. Make sure you're proud of your business cards, ensure the paperstock of the card is a decent quality, I'd always aim for a decent paper thickness, a matt laminated finish always looks professional and ALWAYS make sure they're double sided.
We offer a full design & print service for business cards: https://www.giraffe-graphics.co.uk/business-cards/
This blog might be useful for you: 10 Top Tips When Buying Business Cards
2 - Reherse Your Elevator Pitch
Make sure you've rehersed your elevator pitch. Quite simply, an elevator pitch is just 1 minute to tell the room what you do, keep it quick, concise & memorable.
3 - Think about what you're going to wear
Think about what you're going to wear to your network meeting, is it a shirt & tie event or is is a more casual affair, when a polo shirt is more acceptable? If you're opting for a polo shirt, think about having it embroidered with your company logo on. It helps to break the ice as people can read your logo as they're taking to you, it also helps people identify you from a crowd.
Our Asquith & Fox polos with a tipped collar are perfect for teaming with chinos for a smart, casual look:
4 - Make Notes
Don't forget to bring a notepad & pen to make notes! There's nothing worse than a potential client talking about an order & you have nowhere to make those notes!
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5 - Have fun!
Enjoy yourself, be proud of your business & what you offer. Most importantly - smile!
If you've got any questions - get in touch:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pick up the phone - 01246 766770