Q. What is a proper handshake?
A. A proper handshake is a firm grip with an up and down motion, not back and forth.
Q. What is the easiest way to introduce myself at an event?
A. You can walk up to someone and extend a smile or firm handshake. Or, if you are wearing name tags, casually approach the person, say their name and ask what they do or what brought them to the event.
Q. What is the best way to follow-up with someone?
A. The best way is via email within 3 days of meeting the person. Use the event name on your subject line and in the message re-introduce yourself/company/services and offer to meet for coffee or lunch.
Q. How can I become a better networker?
A. Sign yourself and your company up for a SN seminar by contacting us! Also join a Chamber of Commerce and attend meetings/events frequently. Or shadow friends and colleagues at their professional organization meetings. The more events you attend, the better you will become!
Chi Chi Okezie, SIMPLEnetworking, LLC, http://www.snseminars.com