What do you ask when you meet someone ? What do you say if there is a lull in the conversation ?
If you've never done something before you often need help to get started. This applies to many aspects of life and is the same in business. No more so than when meeting people to build your networking of contacts. We've also collated some tips that we hope will make it easier for you to make a start. This post is the first tip and gives you an idea of some questions you could ask when meeting someone new or if there is a lull in the conversation.
1. How did you get involved or started in your business….. ? or what made you decide to go into the ..business ?
2. What advice would you give someone if they wanted to be successful in your line of work ?
3. What do you love/enjoy most about what you do ?
4. How are you different from your competitors ?
5. What one thing would you do if you knew you were guaranteed to succeed ?
6. What have you found to be an effective way to promote your business ?
7. What do you do in your spare time ?
8. What would make someone the ideal employee for your business ?
9. How do you think we can work together for mutual gain ?
10. How shall we stay in touch ?
Can you think of any more ? What do our experienced networkers think - do you use any "stock in trade" questions ?
Really pleased to be doing a netwalk jointly with Matlock Business Club and from such a great starting location.
Come and join us for an afternoon's netwalk with Matlock Business Club on Thursday June 30 and explore an unusual part of Derbyshire. Refreshments are included.
Rendezvous at the secluded Cliff Farm (Peak Serenity) with walking shoes laced up for 4.30 pm. Take in the fantastic views and explore the surrounding area with its woods, stone circles and mock beggars hall. We'll return to Cliffe Farm around 5.45 pm for refreshments and to carry on networking.
After a welcome briefing we'll walk 2.5 miles along well defined paths and country lanes over typical Derbyshire hill farm country and through woods. A few styles will be encountered but these shouldn't pose a barrier as you'll be in a group that helps each other and that's determined to see the points of interest in this part of Derbyshire.
Location and Directions : Cliff Farm is on the lane between Elton and Alport.
Directions : Post Code for Google Maps and satnavs : DE45 1LL
There is a small charge of £5 ,which includes refreshments, and is payable on the day to Catherine Doel or Catherine Gordon of Matlock Business Club.
To Book : email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Distance : 2.5 miles / 4 Kilometres
Terrain : Hill farm countryside of grassed fields and woodland. Well defined paths and country lane; some wooden styles and some squeeze styles.
Points of Interest : Cratcliffe Rocks, Hermits Cave, Robin Hood Stride, Nine Stone Close Standing Stones , Harthill moor and woods