Mark Lee offers clarification, advice and tips that are especially relevant for start-up practices that plan to attend networking events.
In this article I will share some ideas as to what face-to-face networking is really about.
In part two of this series I will outline what you can do before you go to a networking event so as to make it more enjoyable and more worthwhile.
In part three I’ll focus on what you can do during a networking event to build on your preparatory work and to make it easier to relax and talk to people.
And in part four I will address the all-important and often overlooked aspect of how to follow up after you attend a networking event. If you ignore this you may well be wasting your time with face-to-face networking in the first place.
Register with AccountingWEB for free to read the remainder of this article, which includes:
- What is networking?
- What networking is not
- Types of networking event
- Finding networking events
- Part 2: Before you go networking for the first time
- Part 3: How to get more value from your networking
- Part 4: The crucial follow up after networking
About Mark Lee
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.