Networking Strategies To Build Strong Connections
If you are an introverted entrepreneur, the idea of going to a networking event might feel very daunting. Even when you recognize the immense value of making connections in real life, knowing how to initiate conversations and engage with other business owners doesn’t always come naturally.
As an introvert, you possess a unique ability to build a network of powerful connections, if you know how to lean into your superpowers!
On Amplify Your Success Podcast episode 360, Jevonya Allen, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Twisted Networking, dives into the power of networking for introverts and how building connections can lead to personal and professional growth.
Jevonya shares her expertise on the “5 to 7 touch rule” and the importance of establishing multiple connections before seeing tangible results. She shares personal experiences of knowing someone for years before meaningful opportunities emerged from their interactions and emphasizes the value of playing the long game in networking.
Melanie and Jevonya explore different networking strategies and offer tips on finding and attending networking events for introverts or shy individuals. They discuss the abundance of opportunities available by doing some simple research and highlight the significance of networking, especially in the post-pandemic world.
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[03:01] What an introverts’ networking power really is and how to lean into this superpower.
[07:41] Why networking can lead to more money and clients.
[12:22] The importance of smiling to create connection and open up interactions.
[15:06] Types of networking events and where to find them.
[22:03] How to authentically follow up with people.
[24:27] How to play the long game to cultivate a more valuable network.
[27:43] Relationships first, business second mindset and why it makes you a super connector.
About The Guest:
Jevonya Allen commands attention as the Creator and Chief Visionary Officer of Twisted Networking, an internationally recognized business networking organization. Known for her success as an author, a certified business consultant, and a networking coach, Jevonya’s mission is to teach people how to become skillful at building relationships that will result in both personal and professional growth. Jevonya’s clients range from entrepreneurs in the ideation phase to the alumni association for a top high school in the United States.
Her book, The Introvert’s Guide to Becoming a Master Networker, is garnering much publicity as a must-read for entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, network marketers, and sales teams. In 2022, Jevonya received an Outstanding Leadership Award for her contributions to marketing and advertising. Jevonya’s digital course, Networking School, is positioned to transform many lives worldwide. Jevonya loves discussing entrepreneurship, personal development, business, marketing, and networking. Jevonya has three adopted sons, and she currently lives in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
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Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Jevonya’s Top 15 Networking Questions – https://jevonya.com/top-15-networking-questions/
- Join in the “Generate Million Dollar Visibility as an In Demand Guest Expert” Masterclass https://melaniebenson.com/masterclass
- $100k Authority Accelerator Program (5 spots open for 2024). https://melaniebenson.com/100kauthorityaccelerator/