Corporate events: the importance of networking
During corporate events networking, contact with the people who are attending the event is essential: events give the opportunity to establish a connection with different types of people that could affect your career.
There are some basic rules that might help you make a good impression on the guests.
The importance of posture and breathing
The body language, for example, immediately reveal your personality: if possible, try to eliminate all these negative thoughts from your mind and replace them with positive beliefs about how you are brilliant, funny and able to entertain the person in front of you.
Give much importance to two elements:
- Take a deep breath and imagine that positive energy penetrates into your body, exhale by making sure that the negative energy totally abandon yourself. This technique will help you relax and give the best of you.
- Before crossing the threshold of the event make sure to adopt the right posture: remember that the first impression that you will do will accompany you for the rest of the day so, before entering, make a deep breath, hold hands and shoulders relaxed and the head straight.
Spend time to listen to what the person in front has to say, try not to play the role of passive listener but try to interact by asking questions related to the context, the event or the work they do your correspondent.
Look into my eyes
During the call you establish a connection with the person in front of you looking into her eyes, so you’ll be there and you will show more attentive and interested in what you are talking about.
Add new content to the conversation
Prove to your speaker you have much in common in your experience, this will help keep the conversation active and will allow you to add content, exchange ideas and considerations. Do not forget to ask questions: this is a little trick that facilitates the exchange of views and maintains a high level of attention.
Rely on your smartphone
Today smartphones facilitate contact with others: instead of giving your business cards, ask friendship in different social networks in order to simplify the communication.
Understand when the conversation is over
The purpose is to get in touch with as many people as possible, people who could be useful especially at a working level. For this reason if you find that the conversation with one of your contacts is finished do not go well, say politely goodbye and start a new dialogue with other people who are there for your same reason: networking.
Once you follow these simple rules it is vital to stay in touch with people we meet on that occasion, so you are able to build a relationship that can turn into something important for your career.