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What is the best way to network?

In sales, networking is a priority. My career would be shaped completely different if I never took time to network early in my career. Eventually, the happy hours caught up with me so I limit the events to once a month.


Networking isn't only for growing your business. I've saved thousands of dollars for services and products because of the connections I built through.... you guessed it.... NETWORKING!


So, how do you network? If your area has specific events, post those. Who knows who lives near you?

What's the best way to Network?
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Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
I know people hate LinkedIn, but when you use it in a non-selling capacity you meet a ton of people
TheSolicitorGeneral
Politicker
+6
Small Market AE
At work, work functions by far. I tell every new hire to attend EVERY happy hour you can. Getting FaceTime with VPs and the C-Suite is always a good thing.
Incognito
WR Officer
+10
Master of Disaster
Through mutual connections.ย 

My favorite play right now is to connect two people who donโ€™t know each other (but I do), and that introduction solves a problem for both. You bet your ass that theyโ€™re gonna brag about your awesomeness to everyone else they know.ย 

be known as the person who solves problems. Itโ€™s a good reputation to have.ย 
The_Honey_Badger
Opinionated
+5
Account Executive
Precisely.ย  Very well-said!ย  *golf clap*
GDO
Politicker
+6
BDM
Most of it comes from people you really know. Try to use their network to build your own.ย 

I build a lot while in uni. And using my student club.ย 
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
The golf course
Naomi
Opinionated
+3
Marketing
Taking prospects out is a great way to build a more personal relationship with themย 
The_Honey_Badger
Opinionated
+5
Account Executive
I agree, but in some industries, it's frowned upon these days.ย  Are you taking them to dinner?
Stardust
WR Officer
+9
President
Lunchclub
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
Golf is dope but so is LinkedIn and reaching out to learn and engage not just for your own benefit
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
By not being a pussy and approaching peopleย 
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Work functions or other tech scene meet ups
goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
I golf almost exclusively by myself. I enjoy the alone time but I amlost always get paired with someone I can network with. Plus, no one compains about my cigar smoking.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
LinkedIn, blogs, local groups that have been virtual. Meeting people through mutual connections. Warm intros. They all work.
Slangerofthangs
Valued Contributor
+3
Relationship Manager | Co-founder & Prez
I actually started a business to help network as lead gen for my full-time job.ย  Personal branding & Podcast/Webcast on LinkedIn have increased engagement.ย ย 

Honestly, the Lunchclub platform has been insanely helpful throughout the pandemic.
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