Women network in Loves Park

December 20, 2011 by  

The Women’s Network Luncheon sponsored by the Parks Chamber of Commerce takes place at Loves Park City Hall on the second Wednesday of every month from 12-1:30 pm. Admission is $10.

The Women’s Network committee of the Chamber is dedicated to ’empowerment, strategy sharing or just a fun networking experience.’ Women business owners and employees are welcome at the luncheon.

It has been said that “women network differently than men” and are often thought to be more interested than building relationships and supporting each other. There are a few networking tips for women, which actually apply to men as well.

The main tip is that you should dress professionally, if you don’t know what to wear it is suggested that you wear what you would wear to meet with a client. First impressions are important in networking and you want to be taken seriously from the get go. You want people to want to do business with you.

Next, don’t gossip or talk negatively about anyone. This will make people want to get away from you. They will also be wary of doing business with you and might see you as untrustworthy.

A very important tip is not to run out of business cards. To be safe you should arrange for a new business card printing order a couple of weeks before your next Loves Park networking event. If you do not have a card to hand out people will forget your name and will not follow up with you.

The last tip is to smile. Like the first tip says, first impressions are important. If you smile people will find you more approachable.