Leisure activities can set the stage for productive business engagement. If you ladies know how to put a spin on the ball, you have the potential to grow your LinkedIn and social connections in a whole new way.
Ladies have come to understand that trading small talk while teeing off may venture into shoptalk during leisurely strolls across the course.
We all know the local country club has offered male executives a fertile ground to forge friendships, which crossover into making business deals more often than not. Is it any surprise that women are now taking to the links in growing numbers?
Consider these three ways cruising the greenway can help you in your business development.
- When strolling the course, engage in friendly conversation with other golfers. Commit three things to memory: The person’s name, their line of business and some pertinent details on their background.
- At the first available opportunity, enter those details into your mobile phone, then close your eyes and picture the person’s face. Later you will be able to match the actual person with their profile. Commit their voice and appearance to memory. Too many times potential connections are lost in the shuffle of an impossibly busy day.
- Touch base with your new connection via one social media channel, so you don’t flood the person with too much of you! If you find they prefer one particular channel to another, then use that channel when you communicate with them. Some business professionals prefer Facebook, while others spend a lot of time on Twitter. Go with your prospect’s preference.