“ You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” In an interview with Akanksha, she said, Ek hath le Ek hath de, has always been her go-to mantra in life when it comes to networking.
Making new contacts via going to events, seminars or informal parties can seem a bit cliché but for her, it’s the best way to connect with someone, know their formal background and requirements related to the same. Not only the networking strategy helps one gain contacts but build customer relationships for the long term that might benefit one’s business down the line.
Networking in business is one of the best resources for career development and professional success. According to her, a good network can provide hot leads, possibilities for advancement, and opportunities for personal improvement. If young entrepreneurs hope to grow their careers and increase their chances of professional success, they need to understand the importance of networking in business.
Sometimes networking with strangers for business might feel a little bit uncomfortable at the first go compared to sitting with your family and friends but you can’t grow in life if you don’t get out of your comfort zone and explore possible opportunities out there for you to grow your business, as recommended by her.
Your network can consist of a variety of people, including coworkers, family, friends, professors or fellow students, professionals in your field, clients or customers, personal acquaintances, people you see at your church, gym, or other local community centers. You never know who can give you a ton of business walking down the line.
There are potential contacts everywhere, and making the most of connections like these can be significantly beneficial for one’s career. Intentionally broadening and maintaining one’s network is one of the most important steps one can take to increase their chances of professional success.
Chuckling she commented, “socializing in person is still your best chance of creating a successful network along with finding a date if stars align in your favor.” Though attending company mixers, corporate retreats or community events will expose you to a variety of important contacts. Most likely, others at the events will also be networking and will be happy to exchange business cards or contact information. Be aware of your company’s social calendar, your alma mater’s reunion schedule, and your community’s social scene to find promising events near you.