The people who are supposed to know these things say that one big reason women make less money than men is that women are not networking as frequently (like who has the time!) or networking as strategically (like who wants to be Machiavelli?) as men do.
The author of this post knows that if all network events were more like our Southern C Summit, this would most definitely not be true.
So, no one made a yummilicious signature cocktail for you today? #thestruggleisreal #firstworldproblems
Welcome to life post-Summit.
The good news is, you can take the fun and inspiration from the Charleston experience and leverage it in your follow-up to continue that wonderful TCS vibe.
The way you do one thing is the way you do everything. Certainly your follow-up builds up your brand, or not. And the secret sauce is in the details. Anyone can go to a “meh” chamber happy hour….and of course there is nothing wrong with that.
But that’s not how we like to roll.
The ball is now in your court and it’s a fabulous time to play. Here are some bodacious ways of following up with the people you met and greeted last week, after you pick the low-hanging fruit of connecting with everyone on social media channels.
20 Suggestions for Fanciful Follow-up!
So once you get over the sad fact that in normal networking events no one prepares signature cocktails or pecan pie macaroons, you can bring the spirit and delight, or even essence of the Summit to your own follow-up. It’s that mash-up of Southern creativity, fabulous taste and warm hospitality with a generous dollop of gratitude, that this world needs more of.
So what are you doing for fanciful follow-up?
Laura Camacho is obsessed with interpersonal communication as a tool for building bridges and careers. She believes all conversations should be carried out with style, creativity & enthusiasm. And a presentation is just a special conversation. Read her bi-weekly posts at www.mixonian.com. She’s up for hire for quirky communication workshops and private coaching.