What talents are you bringing to the next networking event?

There are many reasons why people want to network with others. I’m always encouraging clients to connectcollaborate and communicate with the community on a regular basis. It is not prudent to attend an event without a strategic plan. That plan starts with knowing what talents you will bring with you.

My own Gallup Strength Assessment identified the top 10 talents I use to network. I am a communicator. I am someone who likes to learn and someone who likes to seek input from others. Those are just some of the talents I bring when I head to a networking event.

I ask questions as I engage people in conversation but even before I engage anyone, I do my research. I seek out specific events. I look to see who might be attending. I also do research on the speaker or panelists as well as the organization who is hosting the event. I want to arm myself with information I can use to engage people, to start the dialogue.

When the event is also centered around an important topic where I can benefit from learning something new, it makes attending that event that much more worthwhile. There is such an evening coming up and hosted by the Livonia Chamber of Commerce. I encourage you to consider attending and if you do decide to go, create that strategy: What talents will you bring with you and how do you plan on connecting and communicating with the attendees.

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