Written by Bonnie Lee
In our last post, we covered the importance of networking, how to find events and tips and tricks to make the most of them. So I want to get more specific and go over all of the great networking opportunities that are available to agents within the Travel Quest Network!
In Person Events
What I love most about this event is the amazing participation we see from Travel Quest agents. We generally have a great showing of agents; we reserve a table at meals and meet up for general sessions.We also host a special dinner with just our TQ agents which is my favorite part. It gives me(and our agents) even more time to get to know each other - I love just chatting with our agents!!
As you can see, there is no shortage of networking events in the TQ community! We love getting facetime with our agents and so it is truly something we foster. That being said, if you’re ever in the Minnesota, drop by and say hi!
Written by Nicole Marson
Networking is a crucial element in the world of small business owners. That’s why I wanted to go over the importance and benefits of networking.Then I’ll go over some networking opportunities, essentials and best practices to get you going!
Benefits of Networking
Networking with fellow agents, vendors and other business owners can really help you grow your business and expand your reach. Whether it’s client referrals, partnerships, speaking or writing opportunities; networking can help connect you with people who can help you grow your business. Looking for more specifics on how networking can benefit you? Here you go!
Attending networking events on a regular basis is important. Not sure where to look for local networking events? Here are a few ideas to get you started!
The thought of attending your first few networking events may seem daunting but don’t worry - you’re not alone! Many people struggle the first few times out of the gate when walking into a room full of strangers and having to introduce yourself. We’ve put together a list of best practices to help you out!
Making conversation and knowing what to ask people can be just as terrifying as walking through that door. I’ve found that having a few questions prepared eases my anxiety and makes my interactions a lot more engaging and meaningful. The people you chat with will appreciate you taking the time to ask quality questions instead of the usual “Where are you from? What do you do?”. Here are some example questions to help you get started!
The whole TQ team is excited to write posts on our blog. We'll add their photos as they write their first posts - stay tuned!