Archive for March 2012
You’re at a networking meeting and you want to talk to someone who is in a tight knit little group.
What do you do?
Do you hover and hope one of them will spot you and let you in?
Do you interrupt the conversation?
Cupping* provides a neat solution.
Simply cup the elbow of anyone in the group. They will automatically turn towards you, giving the opportunity to smile winningly and say, “May I join you?”
(If you are a normal polite human being you will notice when someone is hovering and invite them to join in your conversation so this tactic should never be necessary.)
*Other forms of cupping are available.
How do you break into huddles at networking meetings?
Liz Weston of Weston Communications had just received a great testimonial from a client and we were discussing innovative ways to use it, other than the obvious; ” stick on your website”.
Here are some ideas we came up with (some of them weren’t printable!)
Hang it on the office wall
Paper the loo with it
Put it in your marketing pack
Have it tattooed on your arm
Have it printed on gift boxes and use them for client gifts
Have it printed on cup-cake papers and take them, with cakes, to your next networking event
What other ideas are there? Leave us your suggestions below!