Snow Day Slow Day?

While nothing compared to the east cost, St Louis got a pretty good snowstorm last night.  The weather, combined with President's Day, no school, store closures and cancelled meetings might have left you with a bit of extra space in your day.  What to do?  Plan some networking!

Steal a snowy moment to:

  • Make a list of your networking goals.  What do you want to learn?  Where do you need help?  Who do you want to meet?
  • Print out a business canvas and start idea-dumping.  A canvas is a great way to focus your ideas, whether you're building a business, recruiting volunteers for your nonprofit or thinking about your own value proposition.  Here's a great template (thanks, strategyzer).
  • Think about your top three.  What are the most important points of your message? Features of your product?  Skills you have to offer?  Get them down on paper.
  • Use the above to start building your elevator pitch.

You can grab a worksheet on filling out your business canvas and building your pitch here, there are even some exercises to help you get started.

Congratulations!  You are now ahead of the game.