I must say, I have had an amazing period of networking where I have met some vivacious, dynamic business people, many of whom I am proud to say have become friends. Way to go, everyone! I'm having a blast and learning a lot about the finer points of networking from people who do it often and do it well!
I currently belong to several networking groups - some of them focus on conducting business during the meeting time and some focus on the longer range goals of building relationships which will hopefully lead to business between networkers. Honestly, there are benefits to both types of groups and I enjoy my time at these meetings immensely.
My business goal has always been relationship development. I like developing long-term relationships where clients allow me the pleasure of creating awesome designs for them and come back again and bring their friends! And, it's a special bonus when these clients become friends! So, thank you for that!
But, there's nothing wrong with stating up front: I’D LIKE TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU!! I'd like you to think of me when you would like new designs or refreshed designs of your logo, business cards, postcards/Direct Mail/EDDM, brochures, rack cards, stationery and announcements, ads, bookmarks, yearbooks, custom calendars...anything in print! And, I'd like to print them for you, too! With lots of choices of paper stock and lots of design ideas swimming around in my head, I'd like to present you with designs you will be proud of and excited to show off to others!
Remember: I CAREfullY HANDLE Your Business Identity! (My name is in that phrase!)