In a recent post, Ron McDaniel of Buzzoodle Marketing and author of Buzzoodle Buzz Marketing lists out ways to leave a lasting impression.
Are Your Impressions Really Lasting lists out six simple and yet often overlooked ways to leave a lasting impression. I am attending one of those quarterly speed networking sessions tomorrow as part of a multi-chamber effort and enjoyed Ron's perspective on ways to leave a lasting impression.
I love his "follow up twice" idea. We've all gone to events where we come home with a handful of business cards and if you've been reading about networking, perhaps at Scott Ginsberg's blog, you know that the idea isn't to come home with the MOST cards, but to take the time to find a unique connection with a handful of folks and then follow up.
I often will write a note on their card to help me remember. Perhaps I have a lead for them or have promised to add them to my newsletter listing. And if we are on the ball, we'll come home from the event and send a follow up email to those we've met.
Ron's idea of following up twice to a great way to help you stand out in their minds.
Perhaps with a handwritten note?
But the biggest thing I got out of Ron's post was the fact that he lives his words. Check out the comments section of the blog. Someone made a comment – a true follower of Ron's blog postings. Check out Ron's response. He not only comments on the comment, but more importantly, when you read his words you'll know that he took the time to find out a little about the person who made the comment.
Now that's leaving a lasting impression! Very cool.
Deborah Chaddock Brown
Professional Writer, Buzz-Impressed!