Well, the summer is over the kids are back in school and it is nearly the
end of the year. You know what that means, fall and winter are on the way
as well as the holidays. So, that leads us into some prime opportunities
for building our network.
This article was going to be written to highlight one area for networking but two
others have come to mind as well. If you get out there and engage
the people you could potentially add hundreds or thousands to your friends
list. That could turn into enough business to get you going into the next year
and what a momentum booster that would be.
As mentioned above, school is back in full swing so what better place to start
networking then there. There will be new kids at the school as such new
parents to meet and connect with. Now I believe in relationship building and
what better place to do it than at school events.
There are Open House and PTO meetings to start off with. Then sporting
events to attend to. My son plays football and my daughter is on the volleyball
team. You can imagine how we are back and forth with them between practices
and games. That causes us to cross paths with alot of parents. Then there are
fundraisiers that seem to come around at the wrong time but we do what we can
to support our schools. What about the concerts and plays that are put on for
Another big event in my area of the South is the couny wide fall festivals. There
are sometimes two of three going on any given weekend. There is usually one
every weekend at least. Some are even put on by people from other countries
that are living in your communties. You get a chance to make some international
friends. Some are based on arts and crafts or cooking contest. Hey it is a way
to have fun and not have to travel far to do it.
Of course the biggest opportunity of this time of year is the holiday season.
You know, Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with everything thrown in between
them. Could your products or services be used as a gift for someone. How
about a chance to make a difference in someone's llife. To give back for
your blessings thru out the year. I bet they can if you just think about how.
Time to get busy planning, preparing,implementing, and developing those
relationships that you could add to your network. You have been provided
with not one or two but three ways to take advantage of the end of the year.
What are you going to do with it?
Would love to read about what you are going to do in your area so post
your comments below. Who knows you could provide someone the idea
they need to get out and do something,