General Counsel Corner – Always Be Networking, Especially During the Holidays
It is hard to believe, but the start of the silly, I mean Holiday season is upon us. Over the next few weeks for the first time in a while due to Covid, you will be attending parties and seeing people in person. While you might not want to think about it, the Holidays are a great time to network. You never know what will come about from your conversations, but here are a few tips that may be of use:
- Do not go to Holiday parties trying to get business. It comes off as very “salesy” and is a big turnoff for people that you talk with.
- Ask open ended, but targeted questions. People in general love to talk about themselves and asking about them is an easy way to keep a conversation going. You might learn a little about their business as well.
- If you are having a good conversation, ask if you can follow up after the holidays and make sure you do. People will generally respect the follow through.
- You don’t need to attend all holiday parties but be ready to be at a lot of them. These are a great time to meet new contacts and reconnect with those that you have not talked with in quite some time.
- Last, but not least, when you are in a conversation, remember that you have two ears and one mouth….use them in proportion.
Other than that, below are some helpful holiday related networking articles:
- Holidays Are The Perfect Time To Reach Out To Your Network (forbes.com)
- 5 Tips to Rock Your Networking Events During the Holidays | Inc.com
- 14 Tips for Successful Holiday Job Searching and Networking – Thrive Global
A few things that may be of interest:
- ACT NOW: Lease Accounting Standards / ASC 842 – Stambaugh Ness (11/30/22; 12pm-1pm EST)
- Election Explainer: Results in Key States (nfib.com)
- Economic Review: November 2022 – Silvercrest (silvercrestgroup.com) (thanks to Sean O’Dowd for sharing)
- SALT: Forgotten State Tax Considerations – Stambaugh Ness (12/6/22; 3pm-4pm EST)
As always, please don’t hesitate to email myself (firstname.lastname@example.org), Andy Miller (email@example.com), Christian Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), Erik Spurlin (email@example.com), Brad Leber (firstname.lastname@example.org) or anyone in our office with questions or comments.