Networking is an essential key to success. Find out how to manage contacts better so you can grow your business hub and thrive.
As a professional, you know the importance of networking. Whether in the office or at a conference building your network is everything. For many of us however, it’s also outside our comfort zone. Meeting potential clients, investors, or colleagues for the first time is hard, How and where do you start and what’s the best path to get from “hello” to “thank you for your business” without frustration and in the shortest period of time possible?
With a few of the right tools and a thoughtful approach, you can easily become a networking star. In this post, we’re helping you discover simple tools to grow your network faster — keep your contacts organized and up to date — so you can develop the important relationships that will make your career thrive.
Whether you’ve been networking for years or you’re just getting started, there are strategic tips that you should implement ASAP. Overall, these steps can help you build confidence while meeting new people or navigating that next conference.
Your network can become your single greatest professional asset-- setting you apart from your peers. But it’s impossible to know which person in your network will one day be your most valuable contact. Who may introduce you to your number one customer, or your future spouse, or become a trusted advisor? Only time will tell. Because of this uncertainty, it’s essential to manage all your new relationships as if they will be your most important. Getting to events, collecting business cards, swapping and refining ideas, and following-up takes an incredible amount of energy. As a result, a lot can get lost in the mix.
Gretel is a tool professionals rely on to help keep their contacts organized and up-to-date without a lot of extra work. You’re only responsible only for keeping your personal information current. When a friend or colleague joins your network (you can invite them with a text or in-person), they will automatically receive your information. You will have theirs and whenever there is a change, your Gretel app receives a live update. In addition to giving you traditional contact information (phone numbers and email and physical addresses), Gretel let’s you connect with multiple social network platforms and rideshare apps in just one click.
Managing contacts is important, especially when you’re building your business network. We want you to avoid going into a networking event, grabbing business cards, throwing them in your wallet, and not reaching out. It’s not doing you any good.
With the right tools, like Gretel, all of your new contact information will be safe, updated, and easily accessible. And, there’s another benefit to sharing Gretel with your new contacts. Recommending productivity-enhancing tools like Gretel reinforces your reputation as an inspired and successful professional.
If you have questions about Gretel, reach out to our team today.