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I know it’s barely November and it seems way too early to be talking about holiday parties, but I also know you’ve already seen Christmas decorations at stores. If retail can rush the Holiday season, then damn it, I can too!
To that end, I have come up with a quick list of thoughts pertaining to networking and partying during the holiday season. Consider this a “do or do not” kind of list. Just always remember, “There is no Try” (Benji bet me a dollar I couldn’t get the word “Yoda” into a post).
So here’s the list:
Bring your network to your office, house or favorite joint and introduce them to one another. It’s a great way to help many at once.
I speak to a lot of people who miss saying “Merry Christmas”. So say it, but also be able to wish others a festive holiday of their choosing too.
This is a great way to bring your network closer together. Look for the synergies and let them happen at the table in front of you.
What can I add to this?
You will be able to make the most of your networking time by having this information. Hopefully that adds to your cheer.
Start filling up your January calendar with the folks you are meeting now.
You know the one who either is throwing their card in everyone’s face or falls down because they drank too much.
If you know your target client and target business partners, you will know who the people you need to follow up with immediately.
Ask questions. Listen. Understand how you can help and make the appropriate connections. Both parties will appreciate it.
They know everyone so they are in the right space to play matchmaker.
It’s just bad form
*GUY is an acronym for Gender Undetermined Yet
What seasonal networking tips do you follow?
Here’s to a most magnificent holiday season. Cheers!
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