DAT User Conference is taking place soon and we’re here to help make the most of the exciting opportunity. To some, networking may come naturally but to others, it can be quite challenging knowing which questions to ask in hopes of learning more and gaining insights on how you can build and grow your own business.
When networking, it is important to not overthink your questions – don’t complicate it, just to sound more professional or in hopes of coming across as knowing everything about the subject. Instead, ask simple questions that not only warrants an answer, but leaves them with a lasting impression.
To get you started, we rounded up some of the best questions asked at networking events and conferences, like DAT User Conference.
Where are you from?
It’s easier to gauge what you can discuss with someone when you have a better idea of where they’re from.
What is your favourite Podcast, TED talk or book?
This opens the discussion to new business strategies discovered through online media.
When you’re not at networking events, what’s your favorite thing to do?
People love talking about themselves, and opening with a personal question puts them at ease and helps create a casual engagement.
What did you think about the event or speaker?
It is said that if 5 people witness a car accident, there are 5 different versions of the event, the same logic applies to a networking conference. You can learn from someone else’s experience, and improve on your own understanding.
What is your go-to resource for industry news?
Everyone tries to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to transportation and logistics, by asking this question you may learn of some new resources that will be of interest to you.
We’d love to know, what are some of your go to networking questions? Be sure to get in touch, if you’ll be attending DAT User Conference this year, so that we can grab a cup of coffee and chat about digital marketing within the transportation industry.