NWT: Follow the leader

Your best bet the world of networking is to follow the leaders. The big question is how to find them & then be friend them? There are many network groups & they all have some sort of web presence. From use of social media like Meet up, linked in, facebook or a member based website they are pretty easy to find. Most are free to join & connecting a member easy to do. Your best bet is google your area & the word “networking” or networking group” this will bring up local events & groups in your area. Now you can start the process of taking the networking tour in your area. Each group will let you go a few times for free & some are always free. The thing is to do your homework before you visit any of the groups. Some groups are really MLN’s multi level networks that want you to sell their products & it is important to know what you are walking in to. There are groups you pay to be a member & only let one of each business type to join. That way there is only one Market Company, one lawyer and so forth. But they expect you to refer business to the groups. The main reason for this article is to find the leaders & get to know them not to join their groups but that dose help.

By doing your homework you now have found the events, meetings & groups in your area. Now you need to find out who is in charge & who is popular. After all it’s all about who has the most contacts & that is always the head of the group. Always keep your business card handy. If you are in transition you still should have a business card so folks know how to get a hold of you. The more events you go to & the more cards you hand out will automatically get you noticed. You will get folks wanting to meet you & so will the leaders in your area. This is a out going game & will require you to get out of your safe zone. Same place same faces every week is not always the way to go unless the group is actively working on help each member out. After you have made your presence know you will find the leaders that you Like, Know Trust. Then all you need to do is connect with your social media & follow their newsletters & emails. Leaders are know for letting folks know about what is going on & what events are the best to be a part of. All this will help you follow the leader & you will build success with a like, know, Trust way of networking. So get out there find the leaders & find your success!

About David Luke Kurtz

Born in Kittery Maine. Went to Curry College in Milton Ma. Moved to Ohio in 1990 & in August of 2008 created Dangerous Events.com Inc. Joined the Network Leaders alliance in 2009. Have been growing the business since. Promotions and events specialist providing key marketing support with expertise in advertising, marketing, promotional events, branding, and public relations. More than 10 years experience successfully executing more than 200 events. Proven ability to plan, coordinate, and successfully execute promotional campaigns, special events, and conventions.
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