Networking Tips (and tricks)

How many business cards do you carry with you to each Networking event you attend ?  We have all witnessed the ‘card passer’ at meetings – OMGosh – what is the purpose of that ???  How many cards you hand out equals how successful you are ???!!!

I recommend to those who are just starting out – OR to those who need a fresh technique, just carry 2 business cards next time – one for the door prize basket and one for the first person you meet; then when someone says, “Do you have a business card?” you may respond with “I just gave my last one away; I would love to have one of yours!”

Few of us are good at follow-up, this fresh technique may be the answer to your Networking success, or lack thereof in some cases.  YOU are the one with the business cards in your pocket so YOU are the one responsible to call and make that next appointment for coffee or lunch or whatever 1:1 method you choose.

Do NOT be afraid to ask for that meeting and certainly, that next sale, but always remember, hopefully you are dealing with another professional and they deserve the respect of everyone THEY meet.  Your integrity will shine through if you are the one to make the first step towards Connecting and Relationship building.



Cathy Weaver

Cathy Weaver began Networking full time in June of 2008, when she founded her Miracles With Water company. She started Networking all over the Greater Kansas City area and was soon referred to as a ‘Master Networker’. Her involvement in these groups over the years has actually awarded her designations such as 2012 Volunteer of the Year for the Olathe Chamber of Commerce; a four-time Bartlett-Olson Membership Achievement Award Recipient; and Cathy was voted into the KC Magazine’s 2013 Class of Most Influential Women. In 2018, Cathy was selected as the Kansas Women Business Advocate of the Year by the Kansas Department of Commerce. With the success of her Kangen Water business, dba Miracles With Water, Cathy also found the time to write 3 books: "Networking On Steroids" published in 2012, "He Hit The Clouds Running...and never looked back" published in 2017 and "Networking On Steroids PQ" published in 2020. From #water to #networking to #grief and beyond, Cathy may be that person YOU would like to have speak to your group, virtually, of course.

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