Five Tips for Better Event Networking

Make the most out of your time when you’re going to an event, whether it is the AAEP Convention or a local industry gathering.

No matter which breeds, disciplines or segments of the industry command your attention, there are groups of people with similar interests who meet at regularly scheduled times. Those gatherings might be to plan  horse shows, take trail rides or attend events. Those participants might be members of local, state or regional groups. Or you might be meeting your peers at local, state or national veterinary conferences, such as the AAEP Annual Convention. There aren’t many equine professionals who don’t attend meetings centered around a shared industry interest that includes people you know and don’t know. How do you make the most of these meetings for yourself and your business? Here are five tips to help you network at an industry gathering. Tip #1. Prepare for the Meeting Don’t forget that networking is work. While some people make it look easy because they have no fear of talking to people they don’t know about things they might or might not care about, others really don’t like those types of affairs. In fact, they would rather muck out 50 stalls or palpate a dozen unruly mares than have to stand around with a drink in their hand making... Continue Reading

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