Let's talk networking, connecting, and relationship-building!
We’re talking about how to meet other entrepreneurs and head into networking events (both virtual and in-person) with more confidence and chutzpah!
When I go “network” or meet other entrepreneurs and individuals, I don’t really go to network. I just go to learn about people, build relationships, and stay open to possibilities. Whatever happens, happens! When you do that, I think you tend to find exactly that. Possibility, relationships, and cool people that know other cool people.
I often don’t go into networking with the goal of getting clients or referrals, but I do go in with a giver’s mindset and set an intention for my time there.
One of my best networking referrals though involved bringing LOVE into my life and in this week’s episode I’m sharing the story as well as tips for meeting other entrepreneurs and making more connections to grow your business through networking and relationship-building!
How to pick and choose networking opportunities that are right for YOU as an entrepreneur
Things to consider before, during, and after a networking event
What kinds of questions to ask to keep the vibes high in a conversation
How to be THE person people want to talk to at any networking event
And how to keep too-close-talkers from creeping in on your personal space
How your arrival *and departure* times do matter
For more tips on how to meet other entrepreneurs, check out my blog “Relationship-Building is Every Entrepreneur’s Job!”
About the Host, Emily Aborn Content Writer, Podcaster, and Founder of She Built This
Emily Aborn is a Content Writer for women entrepreneurs, Podcast Host of Content with Character, Podcast Host of the TOP Women Entrepreneur podcast She Built This, and Founder of She Built This, a community for women entrepreneurs and professionals. She’s been an entrepreneur since 2014 and has experience in running brick-and-mortar as well as online businesses. She’s worked with over 92 different industries and loves helping those with a big mission increase their visibility, connect with their clients, and bring their dreams and visions to life. For fun, Emily enjoys nerdy word games and puzzles, reading, listening to podcasts like they’re going outta’ style, and tromping about in the woods with her husband, Jason, and their dog, Clyde.