Are you a strategic networker?

Over 90% of people think they are doing the right things when networking, but really aren’t.  The quiz results will reveal best practices for strategic business networking that will validate what you are doing right and help you discover ways that you can be a more productive networker.

Are You a Strategic Networker
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You scored 0 out of 8. You may be struggling with networking, but the good news is that you can instantly have access to the Network PRo Toolkit and learn everything you need to know to be the best most strategic networker and increase your ability to make more money. Here are the correct responses. Networking is a waste of time. - True It is true that networking can be a waste of time when you are not doing the right things by setting goals, having an effective elevator promise, getting input from your target market, combining online and face to face networking, following up consistently with the right people, and not measuring your progress to understand what is working and what isn't. Handing out business cards is an effective way to get your brand out. - False Just handing out business cards is not effective unless you first listen and learn a little about who you are sharing your card with, share your memorable elevator promise in a more personal, genuine way that resonates with the person you are talking to. If people come away feeling good about talking to you, they are more likely to remember who you are -- otherwise your card will end up in the trash. Collecting business cards is an effective way to build your network. - False Sure you can gather bunches of business cards, but just collecting cards from anyone you meet is not effective unless you learn about those you meet and how they can help others, which is good for making referrals and qualifying those people so you know if they have or could have problems that your product and/or service can help with. Write on the back of cards so you remember the meeting, collect the information in a contact management system, follow-up with those that are relevant, keep names in your "rolodex" because even if a contact is not relevant for you, effective networking also involves helping others by providing relevant referrals. Following up with everyone you network with is a crucial component of strategic networking. - False Just following up with everyone you meet can be time consuming and frankly a big time waster. Strategic networking involves following up with the right people in the right ways. It does not mean adding everyone you meet to your mailing list or calling people that really don't have a need for your product or service. Then you are just wasting your time and theirs. Instead, put a follow-up strategy in place to contact anyone that you promised information to or anyone that fits your target market profile. Memorizing your elevator pitch is essential so you are always prepared for telling people about what you do - False When you regurgitate your elevator "pitch" it sounds like it to others. It is much better to listen first and learn a little about who you are talking to and frame your elevator "promise" in the context of how you can help that person. Make it personal and you will resonate more with people you talk to. Going to networking events is an effective networking strategy. - False Going to networking events is a big time and money waster unless you first evaluate the event to see if there will be members of your target market in attendance. You should also have a plan in place about what you want to accomplish at the networking event and a follow-up plan in place. Be clear about your expectations so that you get the most out of the events you attend. Going to tons of events and meeting boatloads of people is not the answer. Going to fewer events, meeting the right people and following up with qualified contacts in a timely way is the better, more strategic way to approach networking events. Signing up for multiple social media sites is a good way to get your name out there - False Only sign up for the social media sites where you will have the best chance of interacting with members of your target market. And only sign up for those social media sites where you can commit to spending some quality time. The best way to get your name out there is by engaging with your followers. If you can't contribute certain amount of time for each social networking sites, then you won't get your name out there and networking will be a waste of time. To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set realistic goals. - True To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set the right, realistic, and achievable goals. Know what you need to accomplish in order to make money, not just meeting a lot of people and collecting and giving out business cards.
You scored 1 out of 8. You may be struggling with networking, but the good news is that you can instantly have access to the Network PRo Toolkit and learn everything you need to know to be the best most strategic networker and increase your ability to make more money.

Here are the correct responses. Networking is a waste of time. - True It is true that networking can be a waste of time when you are not doing the right things by setting goals, having an effective elevator promise, getting input from your target market, combining online and face to face networking, following up consistently with the right people, and not measuring your progress to understand what is working and what isn't. Handing out business cards is an effective way to get your brand out. - False Just handing out business cards is not effective unless you first listen and learn a little about who you are sharing your card with, share your memorable elevator promise in a more personal, genuine way that resonates with the person you are talking to. If people come away feeling good about talking to you, they are more likely to remember who you are -- otherwise your card will end up in the trash. Collecting business cards is an effective way to build your network. - False Sure you can gather bunches of business cards, but just collecting cards from anyone you meet is not effective unless you learn about those you meet and how they can help others, which is good for making referrals and qualifying those people so you know if they have or could have problems that your product and/or service can help with. Write on the back of cards so you remember the meeting, collect the information in a contact management system, follow-up with those that are relevant, keep names in your "rolodex" because even if a contact is not relevant for you, effective networking also involves helping others by providing relevant referrals. Following up with everyone you network with is a crucial component of strategic networking. - False Just following up with everyone you meet can be time consuming and frankly a big time waster. Strategic networking involves following up with the right people in the right ways. It does not mean adding everyone you meet to your mailing list or calling people that really don't have a need for your product or service. Then you are just wasting your time and theirs. Instead, put a follow-up strategy in place to contact anyone that you promised information to or anyone that fits your target market profile. Memorizing your elevator pitch is essential so you are always prepared for telling people about what you do - False When you regurgitate your elevator "pitch" it sounds like it to others. It is much better to listen first and learn a little about who you are talking to and frame your elevator "promise" in the context of how you can help that person. Make it personal and you will resonate more with people you talk to. Going to networking events is an effective networking strategy. - False Going to networking events is a big time and money waster unless you first evaluate the event to see if there will be members of your target market in attendance. You should also have a plan in place about what you want to accomplish at the networking event and a follow-up plan in place. Be clear about your expectations so that you get the most out of the events you attend. Going to tons of events and meeting boatloads of people is not the answer. Going to fewer events, meeting the right people and following up with qualified contacts in a timely way is the better, more strategic way to approach networking events. Signing up for multiple social media sites is a good way to get your name out there - False Only sign up for the social media sites where you will have the best chance of interacting with members of your target market. And only sign up for those social media sites where you can commit to spending some quality time. The best way to get your name out there is by engaging with your followers. If you can't contribute certain amount of time for each social networking sites, then you won't get your name out there and networking will be a waste of time. To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set realistic goals. - True To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set the right, realistic, and achievable goals. Know what you need to accomplish in order to make money, not just meeting a lot of people and collecting and giving out business cards.
You scored 2 out of 8. You may be struggling with networking, but the good news is that you can instantly have access to the Network PRo Toolkit and learn everything you need to know to be the best most strategic networker and increase your ability to make more money.

Here are the correct responses. Networking is a waste of time. - True It is true that networking can be a waste of time when you are not doing the right things by setting goals, having an effective elevator promise, getting input from your target market, combining online and face to face networking, following up consistently with the right people, and not measuring your progress to understand what is working and what isn't. Handing out business cards is an effective way to get your brand out. - False Just handing out business cards is not effective unless you first listen and learn a little about who you are sharing your card with, share your memorable elevator promise in a more personal, genuine way that resonates with the person you are talking to. If people come away feeling good about talking to you, they are more likely to remember who you are -- otherwise your card will end up in the trash. Collecting business cards is an effective way to build your network. - False Sure you can gather bunches of business cards, but just collecting cards from anyone you meet is not effective unless you learn about those you meet and how they can help others, which is good for making referrals and qualifying those people so you know if they have or could have problems that your product and/or service can help with. Write on the back of cards so you remember the meeting, collect the information in a contact management system, follow-up with those that are relevant, keep names in your "rolodex" because even if a contact is not relevant for you, effective networking also involves helping others by providing relevant referrals. Following up with everyone you network with is a crucial component of strategic networking. - False Just following up with everyone you meet can be time consuming and frankly a big time waster. Strategic networking involves following up with the right people in the right ways. It does not mean adding everyone you meet to your mailing list or calling people that really don't have a need for your product or service. Then you are just wasting your time and theirs. Instead, put a follow-up strategy in place to contact anyone that you promised information to or anyone that fits your target market profile. Memorizing your elevator pitch is essential so you are always prepared for telling people about what you do - False When you regurgitate your elevator "pitch" it sounds like it to others. It is much better to listen first and learn a little about who you are talking to and frame your elevator "promise" in the context of how you can help that person. Make it personal and you will resonate more with people you talk to. Going to networking events is an effective networking strategy. - False Going to networking events is a big time and money waster unless you first evaluate the event to see if there will be members of your target market in attendance. You should also have a plan in place about what you want to accomplish at the networking event and a follow-up plan in place. Be clear about your expectations so that you get the most out of the events you attend. Going to tons of events and meeting boatloads of people is not the answer. Going to fewer events, meeting the right people and following up with qualified contacts in a timely way is the better, more strategic way to approach networking events. Signing up for multiple social media sites is a good way to get your name out there - False Only sign up for the social media sites where you will have the best chance of interacting with members of your target market. And only sign up for those social media sites where you can commit to spending some quality time. The best way to get your name out there is by engaging with your followers. If you can't contribute certain amount of time for each social networking sites, then you won't get your name out there and networking will be a waste of time. To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set realistic goals. - True To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set the right, realistic, and achievable goals. Know what you need to accomplish in order to make money, not just meeting a lot of people and collecting and giving out business cards.
You scored 2 out of 8. You may be struggling with networking, but the good news is that you can instantly have access to the Network PRo Toolkit and learn everything you need to know to be the best most strategic networker and increase your ability to make more money.

Here are the correct responses. Networking is a waste of time. - True It is true that networking can be a waste of time when you are not doing the right things by setting goals, having an effective elevator promise, getting input from your target market, combining online and face to face networking, following up consistently with the right people, and not measuring your progress to understand what is working and what isn't. Handing out business cards is an effective way to get your brand out. - False Just handing out business cards is not effective unless you first listen and learn a little about who you are sharing your card with, share your memorable elevator promise in a more personal, genuine way that resonates with the person you are talking to. If people come away feeling good about talking to you, they are more likely to remember who you are -- otherwise your card will end up in the trash. Collecting business cards is an effective way to build your network. - False Sure you can gather bunches of business cards, but just collecting cards from anyone you meet is not effective unless you learn about those you meet and how they can help others, which is good for making referrals and qualifying those people so you know if they have or could have problems that your product and/or service can help with. Write on the back of cards so you remember the meeting, collect the information in a contact management system, follow-up with those that are relevant, keep names in your "rolodex" because even if a contact is not relevant for you, effective networking also involves helping others by providing relevant referrals. Following up with everyone you network with is a crucial component of strategic networking. - False Just following up with everyone you meet can be time consuming and frankly a big time waster. Strategic networking involves following up with the right people in the right ways. It does not mean adding everyone you meet to your mailing list or calling people that really don't have a need for your product or service. Then you are just wasting your time and theirs. Instead, put a follow-up strategy in place to contact anyone that you promised information to or anyone that fits your target market profile. Memorizing your elevator pitch is essential so you are always prepared for telling people about what you do - False When you regurgitate your elevator "pitch" it sounds like it to others. It is much better to listen first and learn a little about who you are talking to and frame your elevator "promise" in the context of how you can help that person. Make it personal and you will resonate more with people you talk to. Going to networking events is an effective networking strategy. - False Going to networking events is a big time and money waster unless you first evaluate the event to see if there will be members of your target market in attendance. You should also have a plan in place about what you want to accomplish at the networking event and a follow-up plan in place. Be clear about your expectations so that you get the most out of the events you attend. Going to tons of events and meeting boatloads of people is not the answer. Going to fewer events, meeting the right people and following up with qualified contacts in a timely way is the better, more strategic way to approach networking events. Signing up for multiple social media sites is a good way to get your name out there - False Only sign up for the social media sites where you will have the best chance of interacting with members of your target market. And only sign up for those social media sites where you can commit to spending some quality time. The best way to get your name out there is by engaging with your followers. If you can't contribute certain amount of time for each social networking sites, then you won't get your name out there and networking will be a waste of time. To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set realistic goals. - True To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set the right, realistic, and achievable goals. Know what you need to accomplish in order to make money, not just meeting a lot of people and collecting and giving out business cards.
You scored 4 out of 8. You are doing some things right and the Network PRo Toolkit is a great resource for you to use to refresh and enhance your networking skills to help improve your ability to make more money strategic networking.
Here are the correct responses. Networking is a waste of time. - True It is true that networking can be a waste of time when you are not doing the right things by setting goals, having an effective elevator promise, getting input from your target market, combining online and face to face networking, following up consistently with the right people, and not measuring your progress to understand what is working and what isn't. Handing out business cards is an effective way to get your brand out. - False Just handing out business cards is not effective unless you first listen and learn a little about who you are sharing your card with, share your memorable elevator promise in a more personal, genuine way that resonates with the person you are talking to. If people come away feeling good about talking to you, they are more likely to remember who you are -- otherwise your card will end up in the trash. Collecting business cards is an effective way to build your network. - False Sure you can gather bunches of business cards, but just collecting cards from anyone you meet is not effective unless you learn about those you meet and how they can help others, which is good for making referrals and qualifying those people so you know if they have or could have problems that your product and/or service can help with. Write on the back of cards so you remember the meeting, collect the information in a contact management system, follow-up with those that are relevant, keep names in your "rolodex" because even if a contact is not relevant for you, effective networking also involves helping others by providing relevant referrals. Following up with everyone you network with is a crucial component of strategic networking. - False Just following up with everyone you meet can be time consuming and frankly a big time waster. Strategic networking involves following up with the right people in the right ways. It does not mean adding everyone you meet to your mailing list or calling people that really don't have a need for your product or service. Then you are just wasting your time and theirs. Instead, put a follow-up strategy in place to contact anyone that you promised information to or anyone that fits your target market profile. Memorizing your elevator pitch is essential so you are always prepared for telling people about what you do - False When you regurgitate your elevator "pitch" it sounds like it to others. It is much better to listen first and learn a little about who you are talking to and frame your elevator "promise" in the context of how you can help that person. Make it personal and you will resonate more with people you talk to. Going to networking events is an effective networking strategy. - False Going to networking events is a big time and money waster unless you first evaluate the event to see if there will be members of your target market in attendance. You should also have a plan in place about what you want to accomplish at the networking event and a follow-up plan in place. Be clear about your expectations so that you get the most out of the events you attend. Going to tons of events and meeting boatloads of people is not the answer. Going to fewer events, meeting the right people and following up with qualified contacts in a timely way is the better, more strategic way to approach networking events. Signing up for multiple social media sites is a good way to get your name out there - False Only sign up for the social media sites where you will have the best chance of interacting with members of your target market. And only sign up for those social media sites where you can commit to spending some quality time. The best way to get your name out there is by engaging with your followers. If you can't contribute certain amount of time for each social networking sites, then you won't get your name out there and networking will be a waste of time. To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set realistic goals. - True To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set the right, realistic, and achievable goals. Know what you need to accomplish in order to make money, not just meeting a lot of people and collecting and giving out business cards.
You scored 2 out of 8. You are doing some things right and the Network PRo Toolkit is a great resource for you to use to refresh and enhance your networking skills to help improve your ability to make more money strategic networking.

Here are the correct responses. Networking is a waste of time. - True It is true that networking can be a waste of time when you are not doing the right things by setting goals, having an effective elevator promise, getting input from your target market, combining online and face to face networking, following up consistently with the right people, and not measuring your progress to understand what is working and what isn't. Handing out business cards is an effective way to get your brand out. - False Just handing out business cards is not effective unless you first listen and learn a little about who you are sharing your card with, share your memorable elevator promise in a more personal, genuine way that resonates with the person you are talking to. If people come away feeling good about talking to you, they are more likely to remember who you are -- otherwise your card will end up in the trash. Collecting business cards is an effective way to build your network. - False Sure you can gather bunches of business cards, but just collecting cards from anyone you meet is not effective unless you learn about those you meet and how they can help others, which is good for making referrals and qualifying those people so you know if they have or could have problems that your product and/or service can help with. Write on the back of cards so you remember the meeting, collect the information in a contact management system, follow-up with those that are relevant, keep names in your "rolodex" because even if a contact is not relevant for you, effective networking also involves helping others by providing relevant referrals. Following up with everyone you network with is a crucial component of strategic networking. - False Just following up with everyone you meet can be time consuming and frankly a big time waster. Strategic networking involves following up with the right people in the right ways. It does not mean adding everyone you meet to your mailing list or calling people that really don't have a need for your product or service. Then you are just wasting your time and theirs. Instead, put a follow-up strategy in place to contact anyone that you promised information to or anyone that fits your target market profile. Memorizing your elevator pitch is essential so you are always prepared for telling people about what you do - False When you regurgitate your elevator "pitch" it sounds like it to others. It is much better to listen first and learn a little about who you are talking to and frame your elevator "promise" in the context of how you can help that person. Make it personal and you will resonate more with people you talk to. Going to networking events is an effective networking strategy. - False Going to networking events is a big time and money waster unless you first evaluate the event to see if there will be members of your target market in attendance. You should also have a plan in place about what you want to accomplish at the networking event and a follow-up plan in place. Be clear about your expectations so that you get the most out of the events you attend. Going to tons of events and meeting boatloads of people is not the answer. Going to fewer events, meeting the right people and following up with qualified contacts in a timely way is the better, more strategic way to approach networking events. Signing up for multiple social media sites is a good way to get your name out there - False Only sign up for the social media sites where you will have the best chance of interacting with members of your target market. And only sign up for those social media sites where you can commit to spending some quality time. The best way to get your name out there is by engaging with your followers. If you can't contribute certain amount of time for each social networking sites, then you won't get your name out there and networking will be a waste of time. To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set realistic goals. - True To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set the right, realistic, and achievable goals. Know what you need to accomplish in order to make money, not just meeting a lot of people and collecting and giving out business cards.
You scored 2 out of 8. You are well on your way to being a strategic networker. Using the Network PRo Toolkit will help you to hone and improve your skills so you get the most out of your networking efforts.

Here are the correct responses. Networking is a waste of time. - True It is true that networking can be a waste of time when you are not doing the right things by setting goals, having an effective elevator promise, getting input from your target market, combining online and face to face networking, following up consistently with the right people, and not measuring your progress to understand what is working and what isn't. Handing out business cards is an effective way to get your brand out. - False Just handing out business cards is not effective unless you first listen and learn a little about who you are sharing your card with, share your memorable elevator promise in a more personal, genuine way that resonates with the person you are talking to. If people come away feeling good about talking to you, they are more likely to remember who you are -- otherwise your card will end up in the trash. Collecting business cards is an effective way to build your network. - False Sure you can gather bunches of business cards, but just collecting cards from anyone you meet is not effective unless you learn about those you meet and how they can help others, which is good for making referrals and qualifying those people so you know if they have or could have problems that your product and/or service can help with. Write on the back of cards so you remember the meeting, collect the information in a contact management system, follow-up with those that are relevant, keep names in your "rolodex" because even if a contact is not relevant for you, effective networking also involves helping others by providing relevant referrals. Following up with everyone you network with is a crucial component of strategic networking. - False Just following up with everyone you meet can be time consuming and frankly a big time waster. Strategic networking involves following up with the right people in the right ways. It does not mean adding everyone you meet to your mailing list or calling people that really don't have a need for your product or service. Then you are just wasting your time and theirs. Instead, put a follow-up strategy in place to contact anyone that you promised information to or anyone that fits your target market profile. Memorizing your elevator pitch is essential so you are always prepared for telling people about what you do - False When you regurgitate your elevator "pitch" it sounds like it to others. It is much better to listen first and learn a little about who you are talking to and frame your elevator "promise" in the context of how you can help that person. Make it personal and you will resonate more with people you talk to. Going to networking events is an effective networking strategy. - False Going to networking events is a big time and money waster unless you first evaluate the event to see if there will be members of your target market in attendance. You should also have a plan in place about what you want to accomplish at the networking event and a follow-up plan in place. Be clear about your expectations so that you get the most out of the events you attend. Going to tons of events and meeting boatloads of people is not the answer. Going to fewer events, meeting the right people and following up with qualified contacts in a timely way is the better, more strategic way to approach networking events. Signing up for multiple social media sites is a good way to get your name out there - False Only sign up for the social media sites where you will have the best chance of interacting with members of your target market. And only sign up for those social media sites where you can commit to spending some quality time. The best way to get your name out there is by engaging with your followers. If you can't contribute certain amount of time for each social networking sites, then you won't get your name out there and networking will be a waste of time. To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set realistic goals. - True To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set the right, realistic, and achievable goals. Know what you need to accomplish in order to make money, not just meeting a lot of people and collecting and giving out business cards.
You scored 2 out of 8. You are well on your way to being a strategic networker. Using the Network PRo Toolkit will help you to hone and improve your skills so you get the most out of your networking efforts.

Here are the correct responses. Networking is a waste of time. - True It is true that networking can be a waste of time when you are not doing the right things by setting goals, having an effective elevator promise, getting input from your target market, combining online and face to face networking, following up consistently with the right people, and not measuring your progress to understand what is working and what isn't. Handing out business cards is an effective way to get your brand out. - False Just handing out business cards is not effective unless you first listen and learn a little about who you are sharing your card with, share your memorable elevator promise in a more personal, genuine way that resonates with the person you are talking to. If people come away feeling good about talking to you, they are more likely to remember who you are -- otherwise your card will end up in the trash. Collecting business cards is an effective way to build your network. - False Sure you can gather bunches of business cards, but just collecting cards from anyone you meet is not effective unless you learn about those you meet and how they can help others, which is good for making referrals and qualifying those people so you know if they have or could have problems that your product and/or service can help with. Write on the back of cards so you remember the meeting, collect the information in a contact management system, follow-up with those that are relevant, keep names in your "rolodex" because even if a contact is not relevant for you, effective networking also involves helping others by providing relevant referrals. Following up with everyone you network with is a crucial component of strategic networking. - False Just following up with everyone you meet can be time consuming and frankly a big time waster. Strategic networking involves following up with the right people in the right ways. It does not mean adding everyone you meet to your mailing list or calling people that really don't have a need for your product or service. Then you are just wasting your time and theirs. Instead, put a follow-up strategy in place to contact anyone that you promised information to or anyone that fits your target market profile. Memorizing your elevator pitch is essential so you are always prepared for telling people about what you do - False When you regurgitate your elevator "pitch" it sounds like it to others. It is much better to listen first and learn a little about who you are talking to and frame your elevator "promise" in the context of how you can help that person. Make it personal and you will resonate more with people you talk to. Going to networking events is an effective networking strategy. - False Going to networking events is a big time and money waster unless you first evaluate the event to see if there will be members of your target market in attendance. You should also have a plan in place about what you want to accomplish at the networking event and a follow-up plan in place. Be clear about your expectations so that you get the most out of the events you attend. Going to tons of events and meeting boatloads of people is not the answer. Going to fewer events, meeting the right people and following up with qualified contacts in a timely way is the better, more strategic way to approach networking events. Signing up for multiple social media sites is a good way to get your name out there - False Only sign up for the social media sites where you will have the best chance of interacting with members of your target market. And only sign up for those social media sites where you can commit to spending some quality time. The best way to get your name out there is by engaging with your followers. If you can't contribute certain amount of time for each social networking sites, then you won't get your name out there and networking will be a waste of time. To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set realistic goals. - True To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set the right, realistic, and achievable goals. Know what you need to accomplish in order to make money, not just meeting a lot of people and collecting and giving out business cards.
You scored 2 out of 8.
Woo Hoo, you are a true strategic networker. Using the Network PRo Toolkit will keep you up-to-date on networking best practices and tips. Even experts need to constantly keep a pulse on what is going on to keep their edge.

Here are the correct responses. Networking is a waste of time. - True It is true that networking can be a waste of time when you are not doing the right things by setting goals, having an effective elevator promise, getting input from your target market, combining online and face to face networking, following up consistently with the right people, and not measuring your progress to understand what is working and what isn't. Handing out business cards is an effective way to get your brand out. - False Just handing out business cards is not effective unless you first listen and learn a little about who you are sharing your card with, share your memorable elevator promise in a more personal, genuine way that resonates with the person you are talking to. If people come away feeling good about talking to you, they are more likely to remember who you are -- otherwise your card will end up in the trash. Collecting business cards is an effective way to build your network. - False Sure you can gather bunches of business cards, but just collecting cards from anyone you meet is not effective unless you learn about those you meet and how they can help others, which is good for making referrals and qualifying those people so you know if they have or could have problems that your product and/or service can help with. Write on the back of cards so you remember the meeting, collect the information in a contact management system, follow-up with those that are relevant, keep names in your "rolodex" because even if a contact is not relevant for you, effective networking also involves helping others by providing relevant referrals. Following up with everyone you network with is a crucial component of strategic networking. - False Just following up with everyone you meet can be time consuming and frankly a big time waster. Strategic networking involves following up with the right people in the right ways. It does not mean adding everyone you meet to your mailing list or calling people that really don't have a need for your product or service. Then you are just wasting your time and theirs. Instead, put a follow-up strategy in place to contact anyone that you promised information to or anyone that fits your target market profile. Memorizing your elevator pitch is essential so you are always prepared for telling people about what you do - False When you regurgitate your elevator "pitch" it sounds like it to others. It is much better to listen first and learn a little about who you are talking to and frame your elevator "promise" in the context of how you can help that person. Make it personal and you will resonate more with people you talk to. Going to networking events is an effective networking strategy. - False Going to networking events is a big time and money waster unless you first evaluate the event to see if there will be members of your target market in attendance. You should also have a plan in place about what you want to accomplish at the networking event and a follow-up plan in place. Be clear about your expectations so that you get the most out of the events you attend. Going to tons of events and meeting boatloads of people is not the answer. Going to fewer events, meeting the right people and following up with qualified contacts in a timely way is the better, more strategic way to approach networking events. Signing up for multiple social media sites is a good way to get your name out there - False Only sign up for the social media sites where you will have the best chance of interacting with members of your target market. And only sign up for those social media sites where you can commit to spending some quality time. The best way to get your name out there is by engaging with your followers. If you can't contribute certain amount of time for each social networking sites, then you won't get your name out there and networking will be a waste of time. To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set realistic goals. - True To maximize your strategic networking efforts, it is important to set the right, realistic, and achievable goals. Know what you need to accomplish in order to make money, not just meeting a lot of people and collecting and giving out business cards.
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