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#027: What Makes Networking Events Evil (or Not)

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we talked about the ins and outs of networking events. Among other things, we discussed the types of things you should and should not say or do at networking events, the different types of networkers, and how to gracefully exit a conversation.

Other topics include:

  • The importance of both online and offline networking [00:10:12.24]
  • The biggest problem with going into networking events cold [00:10:53.19]
  • Networking tips for students and people new to a field [00:13:02.29]
  • The responsibility of people in the “inside circle” [00:13:54.25]
  • The two purposes networking serves [00:13:57.04]
  • The one word people who are just getting started should NEVER say [00:15:29.23]
  • What you should do both before and after events [00:16:52.19]
  • The biggest problem with networking [00:17:33.21]
  • Two groups of people who couldn’t attend our networking events (and why)[00:18:19.23]
  • The best networking I’ve EVER seen [00:20:14.08]
  • What to do so that when the time comes, people will be open to your pitch [00:21:10.26]
  • The 3 tenets of connection and sales [00:22:43.06]
  • What people do and don’t like about networking (from our Facebook Page)[00:23:50.19]
  • The fine line between sharing what you do and selling [00:26:39.07]
  • The type of question you should NEVER ask at a networking event [00:27:12.09]
  • How to gracefully exit a conversation [00:29:11.14]
  • The types of networkers [00:36:19.04]
  • What NOT to do with business cards [00:40:57.29]
  • The importance of being present [00:45:53.12]
  • When you SHOULD give out business cards [00:50:57.19]
  • And so much more. . .

    Items mentioned in this episode

  • New Business Networking with Dave Delaney (Podcast)
  • New Business Networking (Book)
    Video provided by: AtomicSpark
    Audio recorded by: Wayne Cochrane Sound