The majority of people at a networking event dress to impress. Unfortunately, wearing a suit and tie doesn’t afford you to opportunity to stand out from the crowd or be easily recognisable. The purpose of a networking event is to stand out, be noticed, and to raise awareness of your brand and create meaningful contacts for your business.
Many people think that networking events will be instantly successful as the people who attend the events are there to network. But this isn’t always the case and you can leave the event feeling as though your attendance was a waste of time. However, at Garment Printing, we’ve worked with organisations such as Amazon, Google and Tesco and provided them with unique, branded products to help them steal the show at various different networking events. This means that we’re able to provide unique insights and advice on how to pitch yourself correctly without breaking your budget and turn every networking event or tradeshow into a success.
So, let’s look at how you can steal the show at your next networking event.
Many people go to networking events and fail to get noticed but what they don’t realise is that this could be the result of something as simple as the clothing that you’re wearing. Whether we like to admit it or not, what we’re wearing is the first thing that someone will notice about us. Within a few seconds, other attendees have likely noticed you and formed an opinion about whether or not they want to interact with you based on your entire.
The reason for this is that many people will attend a networking event in a carefully chosen, professional outfit. An outfit that looks smart enough for work isn’t always the best outfit to wear at an event. Why?
This is because most people will be thinking the same thing and this can lead to you being lost in a crowd of suits. When you go into a networking event, you want people to notice you, to want to talk to you. At your next networking event, try breaking from the crowd and wearing something different to everyone else to get a real impact. If you can imagine that each networking event is full of people donning their Sunday best, dressed like business men and women. If everyone is dressed the same, how are you meant to get noticed? It’s an incredibly hard task to stand out when you’re doing your very best to blend in! It’s more often that not those who go above and beyond and break away from the standard networking methods that always steal the show.
The solution to overcoming this problem is fairly simple – Instead of throwing on your best suit or that ‘smart enough for work’ dress – STAND OUT! At Garment Printing, we specialise in creating printed and embroidered clothing which is designed to get your noticed, designed to get your message across and, most of all, designed to get your brand known.
If you want to stand out and wear a suit, why not have a look at our collection of specially designed shirts. Our 70% combed cotton shirt includes a left chest pocket, invisible lap seams and a soft button down collar. It is also machine washable at 60℃ to ensure you get can maintain the cleanest shirt possible. Have a look at this video to find out more!
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Think about merchandise:
This idea can extend further than just what you’re wearing. For example, if you have a bright, brilliantly printed business card to hand out. It’s more than likely that this will be kept or, at the very least, remembered in the future. Like wise, taking giveaway promotional material with you can help to encourage brand recognition for both now and in the future. If you’re unsure about what kind of printed promotional material you can use at your next networking event then it’s definitely worthwhile taking the time to at least talk to a company with experience in this field and this is where we can help you.
One of the biggest networking events of the year, Mobile World Congress, is coming in February and it’s the biggest event for companies within the mobile industry to come together and network to create new business opportunities for themselves and for others as well. So, if you’re planning on heading to Barcelona to take part in Mobile World Congress then it’s worthwhile thinking about getting your promotional marketing ideas together now to ensure that, out of the 100’s of different companies being represented, it’s you that everyone remembers at the end of the event.
Now the big question – How can we help?
The first thing that we can offer you is savings. We can tailor special offers which are designed just for you. So whether you’re working on a tight budget or you’re looking to get more advertising potential without having to spend a fortune then we are able to suggest techniques and recommend different services which really can help you to save money and allow you to create excellent opportunities for yourself while attending the event.
We also have offices based in Barcelona which boast English-speaking printing and design experts. This means that we can help by providing local delivery allow us to deliver your printing orders directly to the event or to the hotel where you’re staying. This means that you can save money on delivery and you can also save time and effort by not having to carry all of your promotional marketing material with you on the plane or arranging for overseas postage.
As mention above, wearing eye-catching printed garments is an excellent way of getting yourself noticed. But we can also print onto a wide-variety of different garments and also accessories. These can be given to potential business partners and clients. This gives you a brilliant way of creating a recognisable brand for yourself by allowing your potential partners to walk away with reminders of who you are so that can always use it refer back to in the future, after the event has finished. For example, if you created a printed mug which contained your brand and contact details and give this away to a potential partner, client or customer and this then became their office mug. One day, the situation could arrive where they require the services that you provide and, lo and behold, all they have to do is refer to the mug, they’ll remember you and they’ll get on the phone and give you a call.
So, if you’re going to a networking event in the future – such as Mobile World Congress – why not check out Garment Printing and our friendly, english-speaking staff who can provide you with all of the tips and techniques which can ensure that you’re the one walking home with all of the business cards next time.