I was at the BlogHer '08 conference this past weekend and did a lot of networking and now have a pile of business cards that I have to follow up with.Â Although it can be a a lot of work, following up with your new contacts ASAP is an important process of building an effective network.
Here are some tips for managing your business cards and ensure that you network more effectively:
1. Write notes about your conversation on the back of the card and any specific action items at the time of the conversation.
2. When you get home, use a business card scanner to scan the business car
I attended the NY Business Expo last week and while meandering from booth to booth, I started a conversation with two other professional women who were there to see the offerings.
As usual, during conversations in a professional setting, the conversation got around to what each of us does. When I asked one of the women what she is involved in, she said a few words about herself and what she didâ€¦and then her colleague jumped in and offered a whole host of accomplishment and achievements of this woman and told me about her credentials and successes.
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