Networking: Put Your Best Foot Forward

3 ways to make the most of your opportunities


Networking: Love it or hate it, it can be a valuable tool in the business world.

Meetings, conferences and other business events all offer great opportunities for networking.

Don’t do this!

Put your best foot forward and avoid these mistakes, courtesy of

Play it by ear: This isn’t the time for spontaneity. Have a plan and know what you hope to achieve. For instance: “I’d like to make three contacts at this seminar.”

Trust your memory: Have a pen and use it. When someone gives you their card, scribble down some notes on the back to remind yourself of the discussion.

Forget about ‘em: Don’t wait until you need help. Keep in touch by emailing articles and info that might interest them.

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