Networking: Making It Stick

(This post is part of our 2014 Resolve to Evolve program.)

Don’t spend time building a network just to let it languish. Keep it going.

  • One crucial step to keeping your network alive: follow up. Send thank-you notes. If you read an article of interest to someone in your network, email it to them. If you’re on Twitter, follow others in your network. Reply to their tweets and retweet relevant information and links to good reads.
  • Attend networking events and meetings of professional organizations to which you belong.
  • Practice your elevator pitch. (The 60-second story of who you are, what you do, and why you’re good at it.)

 

Further reading:

The Secret to Successful Networking Is a Four Letter Word

Six Tips for Successful Networking

 

 

Johanna Price

Johanna Price is a writer and editor living in the Twin Cities. Follow her on Twitter @johannaprice.