Networking for Leaders | Matthew Littlemore

Many successful business leaders will tell you that they didn’t get to where they are today without the help of others. A new leader might not know how to get the connections possible to build a successful business. Fortunately, you can learn how to gain connections through networking. Networking allows one to connect with others that have similar […]

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Many successful business leaders will tell you that they didn’t get to where they are today without the help of others. A new leader might not know how to get the connections possible to build a successful business. Fortunately, you can learn how to gain connections through networking.

Networking allows one to connect with others that have similar interests or are in the same job field. Take a look into how you can network with other leaders, no matter what type of industry it might be.

Conventions

Whether it’s the gaming or movie industry, they all tend to have yearly conventions that bring leaders across many different companies together. These types of routines are famous for bringing deals out that partner two businesses together. This can happen due to networking at conventions.

To network at a convention, you’ll first want to think about what topics anyone would like to talk about. This could be how each business is positively affecting an industry or how the future of a particular sector might look five years from now. From there, you should be ready to talk to anyone you see walking around at a convention. Just make sure that you bring business cards to hand out your personal information to anyone you would like to talk to later. Consider attending conventions if you’re looking to network with other business leaders.

LinkedIn

Over the past couple of years, LinkedIn has become the social media network of choice for workers in various industries. The reason for this is that LinkedIn makes it easy for you to connect with others in the world of business efficiently, no matter where they work and how far away from you they are. To use LinkedIn, you’ll first have to connect with people you know.

From there, you might be able to see some posts they are sharing about recent news happening in your industry. You can comment on those posts, start back-and-forth conversations, and add those that you see have similar views to you. From there, you should be able to build up a large number of connections as long as you keep using LinkedIn regularly.

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