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The Art of Post-Meeting Networking Communications

Thank YouIn Las Vegas, it only seems one like one can attend a networking meeting every week night. Actually, when one includes lunches, it’s even more than that.

It’s important to pick your spots and maximize both your involvement and communication with others. And that includes more than just the time at the event.

Depending on the nature of a Thank You or acknowledgment it might take one or more of several forms.

  • Phone Call
  • Email
  • Public Post on Facebook
  • Private Message on Facebook
  • Text Message
  • Postcard
  • Handwritten note

Who thanks who?

  • Whether you were an attendee or a sponsor, consider thanking the event host for putting together a successful event.
  • Thank any or all vendor-sponsors, of note. It may be donation-as-promotion, but it takes a collection of them to make an event great.
  • Did you meet and talk with a number of interesting people? While you still have those conversations fresh in your mind, let those people know.
  • Thank the host venue, in particular. No networking event is successful without a venue that excels. They are generally looking for several things: A successful turnout and fun event, fresh awareness of their venue, referrals of future business. If you take a moment to thank them, in the present tense, it does a lot to fortify their feeling of success and begin a relationship, with them.

Public vs. Personal-Private Communication

I’m of the opinion that we reflexively respond publicly (such as Facebook posts) when a private communication would be more appropriate.

A thank you, in any medium, made directly and privately, adds specific importance and intent to your thoughts and appreciation. A public acknowledgment is more of a shout-out, which, if not shaped properly, comes across like name-dropping.

Andy Ebon

Andy Ebon
Wedding Marketing Expert
The Wedding Marketing Blog