The Art of Networking: Holiday Edition
Networking is always essential for professionals who wish to grow, find new patterns and opportunities. Moreover, it is vital even for professionals that want to stay connected with their current circle and their established clients and partnerships.
The holiday session provides various opportunities and reasons for networking. This blog post would explain these opportunities and the ways professionals can stay connected during the holiday session.
Office holiday parties and networking events
Many companies celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year. It is a great way to stay connected with your colleagues, current clients and a way of meeting new people that are important to your company and you might not have had the opportunity to meet. Don’t forget to take part in networking games and icebreakers that are taking place during networking events. There are great ways to practise your communication and presentational skills.
Many professionals find it beneficial to attend networking events to meet potential patterns or people that may be interested in the services they offer. If you are interested in attending these events follow relevant groups on social media platforms to keep informed about these opportunities. If you want to attend networking events and there is nothing available in your area you can find various events online and network with professionals worldwide. Also, if you are really determined to attend these events in person you can travel and combine business with travelling.
Stay connected with current clients and partners
There are many ways to stay connected with your valuable clients and partners during the holiday session. You can choose some of the following ways, or the one you consider most suitable to you.
Send holiday greetings and wishes to your clients. This is a simple way to stay connected with your partners during the holidays, expressing your appreciation to them.
Furthermore, you can send a small holiday gift to them and write a personalised note, thanking them for their partnership and wishing them a great holiday season. You can also invite them to your company’s holiday party if your company is hosting one.
Reflect on your process this year and establish feedback.
Have a meeting with your partners or clients to discuss your achievements this year, this meeting can be in person or online. It is also important to do an honest reflection on things that can be improved and things that could have been done in a more effective way in the future.
You can take this meeting as an opportunity to thank them for the past year and establish and present the strategy you recommend them to follow for the new year. You can make decisions together and point out all the different aspects you should consider for the new year to overcome any obstacles or achieve certain goals.
Showcasing Professional Achievements:
Utilise the opportunity you have to showcase your professional accomplishments for the year or the accomplishments of your business.
Making presentations at networking or workplace events is one approach to accomplish this. You or another representative from your organisation may give the speech and discuss the year’s highlights and accomplishments.
We hope that this blog post has achieved to provide you with ideas for networking this holiday season. The holiday season is already here so it will be a great way to make the most of it and start applying some of these ideas.