To become a strong networker, you need the proper mind-set to guide your efforts. That’s our belief here at Bay City Connections, and it’s why we train our associates to use the right mental approaches as they build their contact lists. Here are a few of the most important things to remember every time you attend a networking event:

‰Û¢ Focus on Making Friends: This may sound a little hokey, but it’s really the most appropriate way to view networking. If you go into any event with a personal agenda as your guide, you won’t likely make any meaningful connections with anyone. Be sure that fruitful relationships are your primary objectives every time you attend an industry event.

‰Û¢ Show Genuine Interest: At the end of the day, we all want to be valued and appreciated for our own unique talents. We at Bay City Connections encourage you to keep this at the front of your mind during all your networking pursuits, and make sure every potential contact knows that you are genuine in your efforts.

‰Û¢ Make Sure to Follow Up: This is the ultimate way to show a new contact that you really value his or her experience and have real interest in a deeper relationship. When you remember how important it is to stay in touch with your connections, you are more likely to make them feel special from the very beginnings of your relationships.

Our Bay City Connections leadership team hopes you will remember these key networking concepts as you add professional allies to your circle of influence.