Three ways to get the most benefit post appointment

Meeting with other professionals is just the beginning of the relationship.  Knowing what steps to follow after your appointment can help speed the rate at which your business relationship grows, and therefore the faster you will see benefit.

Connect on social media

If you enjoyed the connection offline, why not take it online.  Take the time to friend, follow, or connect through sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn so that you can stay in touch between in person meetings.

Set a commitment for the next meeting

There is no better time than right after your meeting to set a commitment of when to meet in person again, than while your meeting is fresh on each parties mind.  Follow-up meetings are a great way to reconnect and discuss the expectations you set in your first meeting.

Follow-up on your introductions

Given someone a name to call on and permission to “use my name” is not a good referral.  Nor is giving a referral and considering the matter closed.  Good referrals are ones where the giver is willing to follow-up with both sides of the introduction and ensure that they have connected.  This is also a good time to make sure that the introduction was handled professionally.

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About Jonathan Patrick

GoGrabLunch.com connects like-minded business professionals over face to face, one on one appointments based on each member's preferences.

Posted on July 2, 2012, in Networking and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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