5 Reasons to Attend Networking Events

New Opportunities Created

When you show up to a networking event you have a chance at a new opportunity that you would not have otherwise experienced. As the saying goes, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

One Thing Leads to Another

By going to a networking event there’s a chance to find out about another event. Most industry events within a town can be a small group of people. By showing up at events more often there’s an opportunity to build trust.

Future Collaboration

Meeting new people is the lifeline of keeping you going. You could be a freelancer, business owner, in sales or looking for a better job that aligns with your dream job. I bet any successful person would say they didn’t get there alone.

Create a Bond in Social Situations

Invite a co-worker or friend out to network with you and get to know each other better. Teams work better when they have made a more personal bond. Always be ready to go, show up with business cards, a pen, something!

Potentially Meet a Mentor

A great example of this is attending an industry event such as the Florida Music Festival, which books all local bands in Orlando, Florida. One of the networking events during the festival was called Demo Sessions. It gave artists a chance to submit their music for feedback from industry pros.

Watch the Florida Music Festival Demo Sessions Panel

Part One

Part Two