(That one time I got to dress Miss Kentucky for a news segment about the Kentucky Derby thanks to networking and business relationships!)
I may not know anything about romantic relationships, I do think I have business relationships down pat!
Did you know that 80 percent of the jobs you will get in your life will be through networking?
Creating business relationships is one of the most important things that I do within all of the pieces of my fashion styling business.
Here are some tips for successful networking:
- Always look presentable, especially when going to a new place that could grow your business! For me, this is boutiques, wedding shows and fashion shows.
- A positive attitude and solid hand shake will get you far in life! Whether or not you are the best in your area, the client will almost always choose the person that is more enjoyable to work with and brings a positive attitude to the job.
- Get out there! Face recognition is a power that is not appreciated enough in the world of texts and emails. I have gotten some amazing opportunities just because Someone of importance recognized me from being around town frequently.
- Always be yourself! People can tell when you are not being genuine, especially the more time you spend with them. If you start with being yourself, you can never go wrong!