You have attended a networking event- now what next? You have a stack of business cards and no idea what to do with them. Business cards are a waste if you don't use them!

A networking event is just the jumping-off point for starting a new professional relationship -- your follow-up is the key to developing it. And since the clock starts ticking as soon as you meet, it's best to start at step 1 within 24 hours.

If you wish to develop and maintain quality business connections, it’s up to you to follow-up.

Read the blog "Master the Art of Networking Follow-Up" and get some tips on what you should do immediately following your event.

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