I’ll keep this short. I’m wondering why people attend networking events and fail to follow up. I know it’s not about me. This is a common problem for attendees.
It’s no wonder, so many people stop attending networking events. Why invest your precious time and money. Unless, of course, you’re there to mingle and have fun.
I suggest you don’t offer your card. Wait for the person to ask for it. It’s a pretty strong signal the person isn’t interested in doing business, if they don’t ask for your card.
If you’re not interested in helping them with their business or using their services, don’t waste everyone’s time asking for a card.
Sorry to sound like a downer, unusual for me. I have something positive to say. I decided to do a little test. I called, to follow up, if I didn’t get an email response.
It turns out, following up with a call produced greater results. In addition, if the call didn’t result in a return call or a meeting request, it’s not the right time for this contact. Move them to a different group, where you touch base once or twice a year.
That’s it! Had to get this out of my head.
What’s been your experience?