Networking With Confidence
Network with Confidence! As a networker do you find yourself being great at getting out there, meeting people, helping people. You have figured out how to juggle all of those great networking events but one thing you just cant get past is getting to the point. What do I mean? You can go to all the networking events there are but if you do not get to the point all you have done is managed to make a lot of friends. How do you get to the point? How do you see to it that you are letting people that you network with what it is that you do. Network with confidence. It helps to love what you do. Be passionate about your product. Ok so what do I mean by that? Be confident? Be passionate? I sell Restoration Services. How do I be passionate about that? So here is what I mean. I have the right mind set. I do not go into a networking event thinking “I sell restoration services” I go in there knowing - I work for SERVPRO of Western O’Fallon/ Wentzville. I work for a restoration company that ALWAYS puts their customer and our Insurance agents first. They see to it that they make a bad scary situation easy for the home owner and the insurance agent. Not only that but they are always thinking about how to make their lives easier. To the extent that we even have classes for Insurance agents to help them not only obtain their continuing education credits for free but to also help the agents be even more helpful to their clients. I am confident. I love what I do. I can not wait to get into that networking event and talk to the people in there about SERVPRO of Western O’Fallon/ Wentzville and what we can do to help. Can you see how confidence can change a networking event? Now I do understand how creating passion and confidence about some jobs may be harder than others. But you have to dig deep. What do you do, where do you work, what sets them apart?Now that gets you in there and networking. When you leave there people will know what you do and what sets your work above the next guy. You need to follow up. That is a whole other post.