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What is Networking?!
“In its purest form, it’s about people enjoying other
people, communicating passions and connecting w...
1: Start Networking Before You Need It
• Networking is not a one time thing
• Have a professional E-mail account
• Think a...
2: Ask Questions
• People love talking about
themselves
• What do they do?
• Why they are at an event?
• Stay away from po...
3: Have Prepared “go-to” Topics
• Examples:
• New restaurants you visited
• Events on campus
• Current event (make sure it...
4: Don’t be that person
• Avoid talking over people
• Keep a professional tone
• Give others time to shine
5: Knowing What the Connection is
• They assisted you in some way at that time
• Thank you
• E-mail, Hand-written card
• Y...
6: Never Dismiss Anyone as Unimportant
• You never know where your next
connection will lead you
• You might be the connec...
How to Handle
Awkward Situations
(But let’s hope they don’t happen)
You Forgot their Name
• Try not to forget it!
• First, repeat their name back to them
when they introduce themselves- migh...
Leaving a conversation; Before it’s Over
• “You work in ___? So does ____,
come with me to meet them! “
• Introduce them t...
Any Questions?!
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  1. 1. What is Networking?! “In its purest form, it’s about people enjoying other people, communicating passions and connecting with others who share those passions. ” (Vest, 2014)
  2. 2. 1: Start Networking Before You Need It • Networking is not a one time thing • Have a professional E-mail account • Think about investing in generic business cards • Make sure you have a positive social media presence • Always!
  3. 3. 2: Ask Questions • People love talking about themselves • What do they do? • Why they are at an event? • Stay away from potentially awkward subjects • Listen and stay focused on what they are saying
  4. 4. 3: Have Prepared “go-to” Topics • Examples: • New restaurants you visited • Events on campus • Current event (make sure it is not political) • The weather.. It works! • Know about the event or the person being honored • Bring up their accomplishments
  5. 5. 4: Don’t be that person • Avoid talking over people • Keep a professional tone • Give others time to shine
  6. 6. 5: Knowing What the Connection is • They assisted you in some way at that time • Thank you • E-mail, Hand-written card • You see them as someone who can assist you in the future • Connect with them • LinkedIn, Twitter, E-mail • The “we’ll just be friends” • Leave a good impression
  7. 7. 6: Never Dismiss Anyone as Unimportant • You never know where your next connection will lead you • You might be the connection they are looking for
  8. 8. How to Handle Awkward Situations (But let’s hope they don’t happen)
  9. 9. You Forgot their Name • Try not to forget it! • First, repeat their name back to them when they introduce themselves- might help you remember • Use it in conversation, so you don’t forget • Look for a name tag • Bring them over to someone else to introduce • Honestly, just ask them again! 
  10. 10. Leaving a conversation; Before it’s Over • “You work in ___? So does ____, come with me to meet them! “ • Introduce them to someone else • “Anyway, I don’t want to monopolize your time” • “It’s been great talking with you, let’s exchange cards”
  11. 11. Any Questions?!
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