How to Make The Most of Networking

[ Blackboard Fridays Ep. 122 ]
by Jacob Aldridge Published

There are introverts and extroverts and guess where I fit? Nope, you're thinking wrong! Although it may not seem like it on camera, believe it or not, I am an introvert and for years, it has been a struggle on my part to be in networking events if I actually decide to go. The interaction with real-life human beings, face-to-face, can be quite exhausting for me.

An extrovert, on the other hand, is the exact opposite. They actually live and feed on engagement and they just enjoy company, conversations, a room full of people. You might be asking, "Since Jacob is an introvert, is he the right person to talk about how I can make the most of networking?" Well, I'm here to tell you that although I may choose to stay at the office or at home over being in a networking event, I believe in the benefits of attending them. So yes, I am and here's where you really need to listen.

Watch this week's Blackboard Fridays [ episode 122nd - quite a milestone, thanks to my team! ] and let's talk about why you need to go to that next networking event and how you can make the most of being there - build your network, deepen connections, meet an ideal client, bump into a great marketer or stumble upon a bright idea in conversations with other professionals - things your business can really use right now or in the future.

PS. Since we're talking about events, check out the businessDEPOT events. Who knows? Our next event could be where your potential clients or exciting, new opportunities are.

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Over the past 12 years, more than 300 active growth businesses in Australia, the UK, and Asia-Pacific have worked with Jacob in his role as an international business coach, partner and advisor.

As the Head of Advisory at businessDEPOT, Jacob continues to work one-on-one with SME businesses and directors, while also leading the development of our Strategic Advisory services across Workshops, Group Programs, and Online business guidance.

Jacob's alumni clients and those who have attended his presentations describe him as the smart and quirky business guy who makes genuine change happen. He brings business experience that impacts both profit and valuation, plus a unique energy borne from the belief that business is best when it's fun.

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