A few weeks ago a made a blog posting Business Lesson of the Week about networking, this weekend I got some good advice on how to prepare for a networking event that I thought I would share.
Before you attend an event its always good to first set a objective of what you want out of going to the event and the type of contact your aiming to make at the event. The next step is not just turn up and hope with blind faith that you stumble over that person instead you should contact the organisers of the networking event ask them can they introduce you to some people who meet this criteria at the event. The people organising would be only to happy to see this happy and as they are probably goaled on networking occurring.
So before you turn up to the next event why dont you send an email asking to meet people that will help your business grow.