This is the third article in a series and outlines what you can do during a networking event so as to build on your preparatory work and to make it easier to relax and talk to people, explains Mark Lee.
And in the next and final part I will address the all-important and often overlooked aspect of how to follow up after you attend a networking event. Without this crucial element you may well conclude that your networking was a waste of time.
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- Networking is about people
- It all starts with ‘Hello’
- Keeping the conversation going
- Mistakes to A.V.O.I.D
- Business cards
- Resist the temptation to give free advice
- Be a conversation starter
- Part 1: Networking when you’re new in practice
- Part 2: Before you go networking for the first time
- Part 4: The crucial follow up after networking
Mark Lee is consultant practice editor of AccountingWEB and writes the BookMarkLee blog to help accountants build more successful practices more enjoyably. He is also chairman of the Tax Advice Network of independent tax consultants.
Mark Lee works almost exclusively with savvy sole practitioners who want more out of their practice. More clients, more money, more time, more satisfaction - or everything!
An accountant by profession, Mark moved away from the provision of professional advice in 2006. He is now a professional speaker, mentor, facilitator, author and debunker.
Mark Lee is a realist and regularly debunks myths and hype related to his areas of interest and expertise. His keynote talk for audiences of accountants is How to STAND OUT and be more than 'just another accountant'.
Mark is passionate about helping accountants generally so is a keen blogger and commentator in the accounting and tax press. He is consultant practice editor of AccountingWEB and has written hudnreds of articles here that have been viewed over a million times.
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Mark stopped giving tax advice himself despite being a past Chairman of the Chartered Accountants’ Tax Faculty. He is however Chairman of the Tax Advice Network - the UK's highest ranked lead generation website for tax advisers and accountants. The network also publishes a weekly practical tax update for accountants in general practice and full tax support, on demand too. You can also use it as a lead generation resource for local people seeking tax advice from an accountant.