As we know Networking is simply building relationships. It is universally accepted people buy people before the service or product and when we like someone we tend to want to help them in whatever way we can. It’s all down to respect courtesy and good manners when we attend business events. There will be people there we know and potential new contacts who of course we will be meeting for the first time. We have to make a good impression on these people. In today’s fast speed sound-bite world everyone is in a hurry and this includes judging us and how we behave within seconds.
It is a truism but let me repeat it.
We don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. On every occasion we meet someone (existing contact or new) let’s all s.h.i.n.e.
H ANDSHAKE AND HELLO
I NTRODUCE AND GOOD I-CONTACT
N AME. Listen carefully for the name and ask them to repeat it if you don’t hear it
E NTHUSIASM AND EAGERNESS.
Next week we’ll show you how to spot the ‘Networking Angel’…