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Networking to WOW

By January 19, 2017January 29th, 2019No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Question: How do you make a WOW impression?

Unless you’re Miley Cyrus, what’s your need for WOW?

When you’re networking, focus on the clientele / customer base you’re building a relationship with. What instills them with confidence and trust — as well as comfort that you’re someone they want to get to know (and give their business to)?

Understanding your target audience, listening to their needs and knowing what is valuable to them is a WOW.

The WOW for me in networking comes in the form of the follow-up! When someone sends a note with an article or piece of information which they believe would be valuable to me based on something they heard in our conversation — that is WOW. When a startup founder keeps me regularly informed on their progress, that is a WOW. A considerate follow-up note or personalized gift is a WOW — recently someone took time to notice that I love shoes and selected a speaker gift on the basis of my personal taste.

Good old-fashioned manners and thoughtfulness is a WOW.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at