The Harvard Business Review recently shared some networking advice that we can’t help but love. Some tips include:
Don’t care about your first impression
The key to networking is to stop networking
You’re not required to go to the big-name parties
However, our favorite tip is this one:
99 percent of any networking event is a waste of time
Attending networking events can be a time-intensive endeavor that just doesn’t pay off for most professionals. That is why online networking using tools such as Connequity is increasing in popularity. Successful new business development relies on efficient and effective ways to build a steady flow of relevant leads. Online networking works by creating a virtual ecosystem of connections that steadily grows qualified referrals, warm leads, and revenue over time.