There is no point attending a networking event if you do not follow the contacts you make. Why participate if you do not want to build a relationship?
After talking with someone, write down the details of your conversation on their business card so you can save the information to your database for future use.
This is where you can take the initiative and be proactive with your network. Take the lead and call or email the people you have connected. You can also use restore contact catalogue to restore all contact information.
As a starting point for monitoring, see the database of information on common interests gleaned from the conversation you had so you can use it to continue to build your relationship.
Contact Database Management /
Once you begin to participate in networking events, you will begin to collect a lot of business cards. You must ensure that you have a kind of database where you can store the information.
A spreadsheet is nice and easy to use as a database. I use a spreadsheet for my two companies as a "flat database" because I have different worksheets for different aspects.
CRM software dedicated as ACT is fully integrated and allows you to record all the contacts you have with people.
Depending on the version you use, you can use the Contacts section or Business Contact Manager to store. Outlook can also link your contacts with people.
This is a traditional database, but many people do not know how to use it to its full capacity. If you are not familiar with this software, We recommend using something simpler.