Remember when Michael Jordan could sell just about anything and everyone would buy it just because he said so? He could sell underwear, shoes, cologne, and even Coke. If you didn’t use those products before, you would give them a chance, just because he said so, right?
Move forward to present day, and modern man. They’re texting, they’re tweeting, they’re on Facebook and they’re talking about what they like, don’t like, and what they think you should have. They determine where fashion goes, where society goes, heck, even where votes go. It’s hard to imagine someone with that much time on their hand being a valuable asset to your company, right?
Here are seven tips networking tips in order of appearance, not necessarily importance:
1) Resist the urge to arrive late. IF you are anxious, showing up on time will prove more calming. You can grab a drink, get adjusted, and you won’t walk into an overwhelming crowd and/or be bombarded right when you walk in.