We fully appreciate the importance of networking around the Lime Light Management office. Abraham H., our firm’s President, explained, “Our team members receive many opportunities to add helpful names to their contact lists. You often hear the mantra, ‘It’s all about who you know,’ and there’s a lot of truth to that statement. The important part is figuring out how to organically and genuinely form these relationships.”
Doing the right kinds of research before a networking event is essential. We’ve learned that finding some common ground with potential contacts before we meet them greatly increases our chances of making meaningful connections. Abraham added, “Social media has made it easier to learn about people before you meet them in person. LinkedIn is perhaps the best tool for this purpose, especially when combined with a guest list for an industry gathering. Our team members create effective icebreakers based on the homework they do leading up to every networking occasion.”
We’ve also learned how important it is to follow up with new connections. Abraham remarked, “I remind members of Team Lime Light Management to reach out to the people they meet within a day or two of every networking event. Writing down a few notes on the back of every business card you collect is a great way to ensure memorable follow-up messages.”
These simple strategies help us make the most of every chance to add valuable contacts. Follow Lime Light Management on Twitter for more of our best networking tips.