Tomorrow our Networking Monthly meeting (Medellin)
Looking for a relaxed way to build business connections with other like minded people? If so, our Professional Networking Nights are for you! An eventful night filled with great opportunities for everyone to expand their personal and professional network!
Whether you're a corporate high flyer, business owner, entrepreneur, fresh out of uni or launching yourself back into the workforce, it's your opportunity to network throughout the evening.
So, you asked for it, and we are here to please you! Please come next Friday, January 20, Protected content network, talk, get to know each other. Build new relations, have fun and make new friends. It’s about telling people what you do, asking others what they do, and finding out how you can help. Always remember that networking is about planting seeds. But before you harvest, you must cultivate.
Few things to keep in mind
1. Please sign up only if you are serious about attending
2. Describe your business or project in 30 secs
2. Be available to participate in the speed networking activity.
Tips to describe yourself in 30 secs
"What do you do?" You have no more than 30 seconds - to explain, and to make such an impressive impact that the person asks for your contact details.
If you talk (or write) too much, the listener (or reader) will become bored, or think you are rude or too self-centred.
Be concise. You will demonstrate consideration and expertise by conveying your most relevant points in as short a time as possible.
Here are the main points for creating your elevator speech (30secs):
1. your name"My name is..." Look the other person in the eye. Smile. Shoulders back. Speak with confidence. Sincerity and passion are crucial in making a strong early impression.
2. your business name"I work for..." or "My business is ..." Loud clear proud again. Do not ask "Have you heard of us..?" or wait for recognition.
3. based and covering where"I am based..." and "I cover..." Adapt the town, city, geography for the situation. There is little value in mentioning a tiny village if you are at a global gathering, or your global coverage if you are at a local town gathering. Make this relevant to the situation.
4. your personal specialism and/or offering, and your aimsBe different and special and better in some way from your competitors. Be meaningful for the event or situation or group, and as far as you can guess, be meaningful for the contact. Express what you offer in terms of positive outcomes for those you help or supply, rather than focusing on technical details from your own viewpoint. Load your statements here with special benefits or qualities. Be positive, proud and ambitious in your thinking and expression of what you do. Include in this statement what your aims are, to show you have ambition and that you know what you are seeking from network contacts.
Keep in mind that networking is about being genuine and authentic, building trust and relationships, and seeing how you can help others. Do not forget to bring your business cards!