PPAI Magazine May 2023

Your Business | Voices how you want to present yourself and how you want to differentiate yourself from others. This will help you create a strong personal brand that will resonate with others. 3. Be strategic. Networking isn’t just about meeting people. It’s about identifying and building relationships with the right people – people who have the potential to help you achieve your goals and grow both personally and professionally. Make sure to build in time to be intentional about how and who you are building your network with. 4.Follow up. Networking is not a one-time event – it is an ongoing process of relationshipbuilding, so be intentional about the need to stay in contact with the key people you meet. Following up after an initial meeting and staying in touch are equally important components of the process. Intentionally put aside time from your regular routine to connect with your network. It’s easy for this to take a back seat to the hustle and grind of our day-to-day life, especially for anyone in sales. But we must make sure to have a plan in mind to stay top of mind with your most important contacts. As I continue my year of intentionality, I’m looking forward to putting this advice to work at PPAI’s North American Leadership Conference and Women’s Leadership Conference in June – I hope to see you there! Tucker is the vice president of revenue and expositions at PPAI. PPAI: 111248 | ASI: 35375 | SAGE: 50327 | UPIC: ACCENTS | DC: 101273 Made & Printed in the USA Quick Turn Arounds Low Minimums www.americanaccents.com | 888.287.7883 Scan for pricing! •Made from renewable resources •Metallic and neon ink colors oered at no extra cost •Free PMS matching •Choice of linen-like material or 2-ply facial quality material 50 piece minimums! •Multiple print methods available WHITE POCKET NAPKINS •Built-in pocket holds & protects utensils Register Now: PPAI.org/events North American Leadership Conference: June 4-7, 2023 Washington, D.C. Women’s Leadership Conference: June 25-27, 2023 Eagan, Minnesota PPAI • MAY 2023 • 31