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Smart Networking

Category : crash course

Networking advice to maximize at our events!

Questions to Ask

  1. What is the name of your brand? What are the topics you cover on your blog/podcast/youtube channel? What are your social media handles?
  2. How big is your audience or database?
  3. What is the most important thing that you have learned while working in this industry?
  4. Do you think that we would be a good match to cross promote and collaborate? — Do you have any ideas of what we could do?
  5. What days best work for you to work on projects together?
  6. Do you attend many events relevant to this industry? — Would you mind sharing details of the next event you attend?
  7. What is the most helpful resource that you use to promote your brand?
  8. Would you be interested in running a contest to gain exposure?
  9. Have you had any brand deals so far? — What brands have you collaborated with? — Do you think it would be ok to connect with with your brand? 
  10.  Do you have any advice that you think would be helpful?
  11. What is your biggest struggle? 
  12. Do you have any influencers in your network that you could connect me with?
  13. Would you be willing to invest in collaborative marketing? 
  14. Do you have any connections with any media outlets?
  15. Would you want to work on a joint sponsorship proposal?
  16. Do you have an email database? Do you send out newsletters?
  17. Would you be interested in hosting an event for exposure?
  18. Are you able to recommend any professional photographers, video editors, audio engineers, etc?  
  19. Do you have a media kit? Sponsorship proposal? Press release? or any marketing strategies that you can share?
  20. If not, would you like to work on them together?
  21. Would you have time to be contacted to exchange ideas, brain storm, and give constructive criticism?
  22. Have you ever worked with a PR company? If so, do you have any recommendations? 
  23. Do you have any recommendations for equipment? 
  24. What is the subject your most popular blog post, youtube video, or podcast? What was your reach?
  25. Would you like to connect later to take photos for Instagram? 

Networking Tips

  1. Come Prepared – Have your notes, questions, and ideas ready!
  2. Dress to Impress – First impressions are everything! Wear something that shows your personality.
  3. Proper Hygiene – Please be sure you have fresh breath! No one wants to engage with someone that has a smelly odor.
  4. Smile and Compliment! – Friendliness goes a long way.
  6. Know all of your stats for you blog, youtube, or podcast.
  7. Set goals! Know exactly what you want to get from this event. 
  8. Ask for feedback – It’s great to have an outside opinion for ideas, branding, etc
  9. Practice your Introduction – Let go some of that anxiety by knowing exactly what you will say when you meet someone
  10. Have Fun! 

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