What’s Next for Business Networking?
Are you proactively finding new ways to connect……or are you hunkered down until things get back to “normal”
Normal as we know it isn’t coming back.
Everything is going virtual – from trade shows to networking groups to service clubs to family holidays. Every approach that worked yesterday is no longer possible today. What are business development teams and solo professionals doing to stay top of mind? This open discussion session will deal with challenges people are facing as they network in a more and more virtual world. We’ll talk about best practices and common mistakes to avoid.
During the Office Hour you will be asked if you want to share your answers to the following questions(you can choose your level of anonymity in answering these questions):
- How has the current economic crises affected your approach to business networking?
- What changes are you making short term to address these challenges?
- How are you pivoting your business networking model now and into the future?
- There will be a brief presentation at the beginning of the Office Hour and then we will share innovative examples of virtual business networking.
- Participants will then share their answers to the above questions.
- We will conclude with an Ask the Expert segment where attendees can get one-on-one advice from the presenter.
This session is limited to 20 attendees so it will remain informative and interactive.
Our April Office Hours had an average overall rating of 4.8 out of 5. Here is what attendees have said about the experience:
“Being able to engage with experts and discuss and share ideas and strategies was great!”…John D.
“Great interaction. Sharing and receiving suggestions from experts in a small group setting was invaluable”…Mark F.
About the Expert
As an entrepreneur and business owner, Andy discovered that business networking success starts with an effective 30-Second Elevator pitch. His proven 3-Step Elevator Pitch Coaching Process is based on his 10 year journey from cold call to referral salesman. Andy’s mission: to help small businesses get better leads from business networking. Andy received a BSCS from Yale University, where he was awarded a magna cum laude and elected to the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society.