The Purpose of Networking

4 benefits to consider before attending a networking event:

1. Improve Our Social Wellness

The need for friends in our lives is not optional but an essential to our well-being as air, water and food. Frequenting networking events with like-minded individuals helps build a feeling of connection and familiarity with your community. A connected community is a stronger community. Everybody helps each other out by exploring new ways to create real value for others.

2. Develop Strong Interpersonal Skills

Being able to communicate effectively is a fundamental skill for the knowledge worker. When it comes to putting these skills into practice, meeting new people at networking events will help you improve on how you present yourself, start interesting conversions and build rapport with others. It may not be easy at first but over time, the more you do it, the more natural you will become at making others feel comfortable around you.

“If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you”

3. Increase Your Personal Brand Awareness

Frequenting networking events on a regular basis will help you become a familiar face in your community. Overtime people will get familiar with you and what you do, making you a local top of mind person during conversations regarding your field of expertise and what you’re passionate about. This means if someone is looking for you, this will make it easier for him or her to discover you in the offline world.

4. Discover Unknown Opportunities

You don’t know what you don’t know, and at a networking event this may mean meeting your new life-changing mentor, business partner, or dream employer.

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