24 networking tips that actually work
The idea of networking makes many people uncomfortable … or confused. It’s easy to see why. When most people think about networking it seems insincere at best — and selfish at worst. This, of course, is the complete opposite of what networking is supposed to be — friendly, useful, and genuine. It’s easy for most of us to be friendly and useful with people we know. However, because networking is a “business activity” it’s easy to think that we need to act in a different way. Unfortunately, most networking strategies come across as pushy, needy, or self-serving — even though the people using them rarely act that way in day-to-day life. Don’t worry, there are definitely genuine ways to self–promote. The real goal of networking 1. 2. Setting expectations 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. How to reach out to someone new 8. Address those concerns from the start by saying something like, “Hi. 9. 10. 11. I was recently talking to the director of an organization about offering a new course to his clients. 12. 13. 14.
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