Even if you never watch football (like me) you know that tomorrow is the Super bowl. Besides there being some sort of game, there are tons of networking opportunities. Many of you will either be having people over or going to someone’s house where a group of folks will converge with junk food to watch the game-and those memorable super bowl commercials! You will be with this group for 4-6 hours or more. Spend some of that time getting to know someone new and what they do. Tell people about what you are working on or what types of prospects you are looking for. If you are looking to hire at your job, spread the word. You never know who might know a strong candidate for your open position.

Interact with people online tomorrow to increase engagement on your business page or twitter. Ask people to post pictures of their super bowl spread or list their favorite commercial during the super bowl. Ask what they thought of the halftime show.

The networking does not end when the game is over! You can use this as a conversation starter in an elevator, grocery store or at a networking event next week. Talking about the super bowl commercials or how you ate too much Sunday night are examples of relatable conversation starters. Everyone will have something to say on these topics and it will open the lines of communication. And if all else fails, talk about Puppy Bowl, my personal favorite!

Go Eagles?