Ten Tips For Successful Networking

Ten Tips For Successful Networking

May 28, 2015
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Ten Tips For Successful Networking

  1. Take a look at your present positive and meaningful relationships. Is there more you can give?
  2. If you want to get to know someone, ask a mutual acquaintance for an introduction. Friends can’t read your mind; communicate how they can help you.
  3. Make healthy connections by avoiding toxic personalities. They drain you and prohibit you from making the right kind of connections.
  4. Practice patience with yourself and others.
  5. Make a new connection each day. Plenty of opportunities can present themselves daily if you are open to them.
  6. Be quick to laugh – things don’t always go as planned.
  7. Travel out of your comfort zone to meet new people. You never know when that next great contact will come your way.
  8. See an article that would be helpful to someone? Make a copy and share.
  9. Tap into your strengths when it comes to meeting people. For some, it’s one-on-one. For others, it’s large events. And keep in mind: weaknesses are only potential strengths!
  10. Remember to also home network. Spend time with your family, friends, or even a good book. The more knowledge you gain, whether it’s about a child’s sports team or the latest stock market research, the easier it is to find a commonality with a new acquaintance.

 

 

Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved.

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