Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Pencil You In

Whew! It sure is hard gettin' back into the writing mode again, since my vacation layoff! Of course, as with any first couple days after being away, there were a million (or was it two mil?) details to attend to.

Anyway, I had to share a trick that I learned awhile back and am still using.

When I'm at the WEN meeting, each member or guest gets an opportunity to stand to introduce themselves and give a short explanation of the type of help they might be looking for.

In the past I wouldmake a note of some of these requests and later I'd be able to react to a few. Now I am still writing names, but with a slight change in focus. As someone talks and I decide that I'd be interested in talking more with them, I write their name on my yellow legal pad. Just doing this has probably increased my scheduling of appointments from the WEN networking meetings by at least 500%. Before, when the meeting would end, I would be so overwhelmed with whom to meet, that I didn't meet anyone. Now I have a roadmap. Just because I take that one little, tiny extra step.

It's so simple. Why did it take me so long to figure it out?????

What are some other tricks that you know about that I need to know????

1 comment:

Angie Weid said...

I also take notes on members requests at meetings. If it is someone I want to meet or something I can help them with, they get a "Star" next to their name.