For some odd reason, in personal and business life, people come up short on the art of the follow up. What do I mean by that? It’s simple. When you meet someone and exchange information, then you or the other person follows up with one another. Here is where disconnect originates. Too many people go to events to “connect” but never connect after–one, two, three or more weeks later.
It’s all a show and dance of introducing yourself at networking events… “Oh, hi! My name is (insert name here), I run or work for (yada) business. What do you do?” Then you repeat a different version of the same thing back to them. A majority of the time there is meaningless interaction or sly way of handing out a business card. There is no actual connection made in the process. It’s not your fault if you do this, it’s what we’ve been conditioned to do.