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Massey Knakal Brooklyn Summit Networking Tips

9/11/2014 3:14:38 PM/ Massey Knakal/ News

By: Betty Castro, Massey Knakal Realty Services

The Massey Knakal Brooklyn Summit is fast approaching. It is jammed packed with networking opportunities, educational workshops and fascinating panels.

Here are some tips to get the most out of this event.

Plan ahead
Review the event agenda beforehand and create a schedule for yourself so you're not taking time the day of to figure out what session to attend. Be prepared to take notes and bring plenty of business cards.

Do your homework
Review panel topics and bios of the speakers so you can come up with questions ahead of time to ask during the Q&A (or if you run into speakers at the networking session). You will also be able to recognize them from the pictures on our website.

Have a Goal
At each networking session, set a goal for yourself to meet at three people. Focusing on meaningful relationships instead of "working the room" will go a long way.

Arrive early
Instead of walking into a packed room, which can be overwhelming, arrive early so you can strike up meaningful conversations. It will also give you time to become familiar with the venue.

Ask questions
Ask people questions about their line of work, what they like about it and what challenges they face. Get to know their needs and offer your help instead of asking for something first.

Keep it light  
It doesn't have to be all business. Make it fun. Put a smile on your face and strike up a relaxed conversation about their hometown, favorite sports team or hobbies. It's important to make a connection with people.

Follow up!
You’ll probably come back with a bunch of business cards from the event. Add them to your contacts in Outlook. Send a follow up email reiterating what you discussed and offer next steps, i.e. coffee, lunch. Look them up on LinkedIn and make a connection.

Event Information

WHAT: Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit

WHO: Massey Knakal Realty Services and GreenPearl Events

WHEN: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
            7:45a.m. - 5:00p.m.

WHERE: Brooklyn Museum
               200 Eastern Parkway
               Brooklyn, NY 11238

Corporates: Betty Castro