How To Network: Three Top Tips
Networking is powerful in the business world. Having the right connections and people in the right places can help you to achieve and get results quicker. Over time you’ll build a trusted network, but how can you go about building these connections and how can you make the most of your current network?
Networking can be more than just who you know. Having a strong network allows you to get stuff done quickly. Whether you're faced with a task you need assistance with or you’re presented with an issue that you need advice on, having go to people can be invaluable.
Networking is important, but how do you build your network and how can you network more effectively? In this article, we’ll take a look at three ways that you can network that little bit better. Let's get straight into it with point number one.
1). Invest in the relationship
Building a strong network relies on you taking the time to build genuine relationships with people. This is something that needs to be cultivated over time and is something that both parties need to invest in. Building trust and respect is important here and is something that takes time to forge naturally.
2). Don’t always speak to the same people
At networking events, it’s important to go and speak to new people. Talk to the ones in the room that you’ve never spoken to before and be the listener. Get to know them and listen to what they do. People love to talk about themselves and asking questions about the of the other individual is a great way to nurture their ego and allow them an opportunity for themselves to open up to you.
3). Follow up
Building a network and high-quality relationships takes time. If you meet someone or come away from a networking event having a valuable conversation it’s important to invest and build on this by following up at a later date. Keeping the dialogue open is important and puts in place the first proper foundation block for the relationship to grow.
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