When you finally find yourself attending a business seminar, will you be able to maximise your networking opportunity? Yes, you can. But this will depend on your strategies and quality of execution.
A business seminar is a good place for entrepreneurs, professionals and business people to meet the right people they need to meet and find opportunities that may help them advance their career.
It is important to network effectively at a business seminar for these six reasons:
1. Peer learning
A networking environment such as a business seminar creates opportunity to learn from others. If you network effectively, it so much means that you can learn as much as possible from various people.
Since in a business seminar, you will meet the right people you need to meet, you have the opportunity to also tell them about your services or products and your business.
3. Business opportunities
Many of those who participate in a business seminar are entrepreneurs and business people. These set of people are always having business opportunities and they are always looking for people to share them with.
When you network with peers, you are more likely to get the opportunity to express yourself on your area of expertise or knowledge, thereby gradually building what is known as ‘influence’. You will eventually become an influencer in your field of study or practice.
As an influencer, people will rely on your know-how or skill and see you as someone with a level of knowledge whom they can trust and rely on.
If you have a product or service to test, then a networking event is the best ground for you. This is because such events are usually organised for people with similar interests. So if you have identified your persona for the product/service you want to test, the next step you should take is to look out for networking events that are organised with these set of people in mind. Tests are common in scientific approach to management and multiple distinct test outcomes for the same study are always required to help provide knowledge for product or service development.
You can administer research instruments like surveys, questionnaires and experiments during the networking session of a business seminar. The highest number of attendees in a business seminar are usually entrepreneurs, business people, professionals and customers, therefore, it is a good place to launch business related researches. Example of these researchers are study of employment, operation, finance, distribution and customer problems.
All the aforementioned are some of the reasons you need to network effectively in a business seminar. You can find many more out there. Read books and posts about this topic and talk to people who have some experience or knowledge on the subject, you will find out more.