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Effortless Networking Getting People To Follow Up With YouBy: Sri Dasgupta
Do you have trouble following up with people you meet? Or getting people to follow up with you?
You're not alone. This seems to be a common challenge.
This usually happens when the proper foundation hasn't been laid.
What do I mean by this?
Well, when you meet someone for the first time, how do you know this is a person you want to follow up with?
In other words, what makes you want to follow up with this person? What kind of conversation would you have, if you were able to follow up?
And if you're clear about why you want to have a follow up conversation with them later, how clear are they?
Do they know and understand why you're interested in talking with them further? And if so, is there similar interest on their side?
If this kind of groundwork hasn't been laid during your initial conversation, following up can be (and usually is) a challenge.
So here's how you lay the foundation:
If you go through this sequence during your initial conversation, you'll have what you need to follow up.
And neither of you should be hesitant or reluctant to follow up, because you both already agreed to it!
Sri Dasgupta helps business professionals get better results from their business networking efforts. She is the author of the Effortless Networking Foundation Program, and writes regular articles offering business networking tips and related resources.
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