In today’s highly competitive world, being a confident and effective networker sets you apart from the crowd. You become more visible, always feel in control and will always create more career and business opportunities than the average.
99% of people dread this vital activity or find they don’t create enough opportunities from their investment of time. So what does it take to be a world-class networker? Here is one, others to follow:
- They have good self-belief when attending events. Many people have negative voices in their heads. Don’t. Talk up your strengths and value to others and believe you have as much right to be in that room as everyone else. Virtually everyone is nervous to some extent or other. I hate walking into the room already full so I always plan my day to arrive early. That way I feel in control of the situation as there is always someone alone at the start of the event. They are the easiest to approach and will be grateful to have company.
If I have to sum up in one sentence it will be a quote by Dale Carnegie author of the timeless ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ He said “Let the other person do most of the talking; be a good listener and encourage others to talk about themselves”
Blog by Will Kintish.