I love meeting new people. I get to learn new things and get to build my business contacts. When I was a child, my parents would tell me that the secret to being successful is not what you know, but WHO you know. That may not be entirely true, but I do believe that we should constantly strive to grow our network.
I’m an extrovert, but I know a lot of people who would want to grow their network, but don’t know how and where to start. Let me tell you that you really need to go out and meet people. Lucky for you, Manila Workshops has two amazing and fun networking events that you can be a part of. Click on the images or link below to check out the details!
So, okay, you have decided to go. What now? How do you strike up a conversation with a person?
Here are 5 questions that I normally ask during a networking event?
What do you do? With this question, you will already be able to gauge what the person likes doing. Listen carefully and look for common interests. These things can help you continue the conversation.
How did you learn about this event? This is also a good conversation starter. If they learned it from Facebook or Instagram, you can then go on to talk about how people are so connected nowadays. If they learned it from friend, it may be a person that you know. So whatever the reason may be, find ways to continue the conversation.
Why did you come to this event? By knowing this, you may find ways to help the person achieve an objective right away or in the future. If he/she is looking for a business partner, you may be interested or may refer him to a friend that you know who would be into it. The same is true if the person is looking for a Client or a freelancer.
Hope these questions help. The only thing that you need to do though for these two events is to have a great time! Don’t worry to much on what you will say or how you will strike up a conversation. We will take care of all of these things! 🙂 Rest assured that you will build your network if you attend these events!
Hope to see you soon!