I’ve always loved networking! Meeting new people and learning about them is fun. And I’m not alone, but if you don’t love it — you’re not alone either. What we know now is that networking is a must.
Regardless of whether you’re searching for a new position or just looking to enhance your professional opportunities, networking is a must. And now with social media channels like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook being thrown into the mix of happy hours, alongside lunch and learn events, it can be difficult to know what to do and how to do it.
So, how do you become a master at networking? That’s what we’re talking about on Digital 411 Saturday, April 9, 2011 — Listen to the Podcast here. For an hour, my guest co-hosts will be telling all of their secrets about the best way to network, how to manage networking goals at an event, what to do online, and how to actually create professional relationships.
Meet our guest co-hosts and master networkers joining me in studio.
Ryan specializes in creating consumer demand through engaging, interactive marketing campaigns. For the last decade Ryan has worked with top marketing agencies (Interpublic, Daymon, WPP + more) and as an independent marketing consultant for several clients. Ryan’s core approach for success incorporates engagement marketing, live event management, digital/interactive, social media and traditional marketing techniques into achieving strategy goals.
Kristen spends her days as a sales regeneration specialist and recruiting assistant for Safelite Autoglass and her evenings as a Twitter enthusiast (junkie). She is constantly discovering Columbus, embarking on new adventures and sharing her story, thoughts and passions with anyone listening. She uses social media as an excuse to bring valuable strangers into her life and make connections between friends and acquaintances.
Kristin tweets at @Kris1010
Bobby Roberts is a contract accountant, freelance writer, and overly optimistic Cubs fan. He first used social media to promote my writing online. Now he uses it as a outlet to stay entertained, meet new people, and to help build a personal brand. Bobby says, “My life has changed for the better, professionally and personally, since becoming more involved with online & offline networking.”