The Capitol City Expansion team is currently sharpening networking skills. JC S., the company's president, has been helping them learn best practices that he has discovered through years of experience.
Portland, OR, April 8, 2015 (Newswire.com) - For everyone at Capitol City Expansion, the ability to network effectively is an essential skill. According to JC, they use networking both to execute their unique form of promotions and to help generate more business for their company.
“Interactions are at the center of everything here,” he said. “I don’t think we would be able to do anything without being able to effectively network. My team is already quite skilled in this area, but I believe that we can always improve.”
He indicated that this is part of their existing coaching and mentorship program. They cover new topics on a regular basis to help the group stay abreast of the latest ideas and techniques in their industry.
"You should feel comfortable when networking,"
Capitol City Expansion’s President Shares Best Networking Practices
JC offered some advice that he has been sharing with the Capitol City Expansion team. One of the biggest ideas that he emphasized is to do as much networking as they can. He pointed out that professionals should only attend events in which they are interested, but that they should attend as often as possible.
“Once you have made yourself available, it is all about building your personal brand,” he continued. “The best way to do this is to be helpful to others. Use you skillset and network to make things happen for other businesses and professionals in your community.”
He indicated that volunteering is one way to accomplish this. “No matter how you go about it, I recommend viewing networking as a long-term endeavor and to focus on being an active and supportive member of the community rather than just taking what you want,” indicated JC. “This will ultimately result in people wanting to get to know you.”
“When you talk to others, try to make the conversation about them,” he added. “A lot of people go to networking events wanting to talk about themselves. Instead, ask questions and listen. You may discover ways to collaborate or just simply get to know someone new.”
JC also made it clear that, when a professional does have something he or she needs, it’s imperative to be clear, concise, and honest about it. It is okay to ask for help, but it should be done in a manner that makes it easy for people to do so, he explained.
“You should feel comfortable when networking,” he concluded. “Remember that these are just guidelines. Strive to be a member of the community and then do what feels natural to you. However, these best practices can serve as a guide when you aren’t sure how to proceed.”
About Capitol City Expansion
Capitol City Expansion, Inc. is a goal-oriented firm that specializes in the planning and implementation of potent advertising campaigns. These innovative programs increase brand awareness, consumer engagement, and market share growth using meticulous research and analysis. The firm’s strategy provides high-value returns by compelling consumers to keep coming back to the brands they represent. The firm’s impressive outreach initiatives nourish enduring, mutually beneficial connections between clients and consumers, far outperforming the competition. For more details on the services they offer, contact capitolcityexpansioninc.com.