5 Ways Marketers Can Eliminate Fear of Networking

Networking is an important skill to have, especially if your job requires you to meet people and get new clients. However, for some, the thought of engaging new people and starting conversations is nothing short of terrifying. This could be due to factors like shyness, introversion, etc.

If you happen to be one of these people, fear not, as none of us is exactly born with a natural talent for networking, but rather, it’s a skill that anyone can learn.

See below, 5 ways you can eliminate your fear of networking and strive in your chosen career.

  1. Do your homework – Research about the event and the some of the guests that will be present. This will make approaching people and starting conversation much easier.
  2. Be selective – You do not have to attend every event you’re invited to, nor do you have to speak to everyone present. Concentrate instead on choosing to go to places where the guest or speaker lists will be beneficial to you or your career.
  3. Arrive in time – Walking in when people have already formed conversation groups might knock you off course, especially if you’re unsure of how to go about introducing yourself …read more

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5 Types Of People You Will Meet At A Networking Event

To be honest, networking can be awkward. However, if you want to expand your business circle and increase potential opportunities, you’re going to have to do it.

Picture this. You’re dressed to a Business to Investors event and have your business cards at the ready. You’ve got the perfect speech prepared and are ready to make your presence known. People are laughing about the silliest jokes, and the air is thick with potential. You are ready.

What you may not have considered, however, is who might be in the room with you. Knowing how to identify and navigate all the different personality types there could go a long way—maybe even add a little bit of fun to the sometimes boring, usually dreaded, networking experience.

If you can identify the types of the people at the event, you can better understand what clicks in their heads and communicate on their level.

Sharks: They are marketers who have targeted you and have their minds set at securing your business at any expense. To deal with these people, be direct with them. If you will never buy their products or services, let ‘Sharks’ know immediately as they appreciate honesty.

Garden Snakes: They work for you competitors in …read more

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Marketing Nigeria: The imperatives of projecting and managing brand Nigeria

Being the keynote address delivered at the 2018 marketing conference of the National institute of marketing of Nigeria by ‘Lolu

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N20 billion daily loss: Dangote assures on timely completion of Apapa road

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has assured that the Apapa Port Wharf concrete road currently under construction by his

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Amo Group names Feed Mill after Francis Toromade

Amo Group of companies, the second largest integrated poultry business in Nigeria has commended the efforts of their immediate past

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