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The top 10 habits and skills of world-class networkers – 10

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:

10. They listen carefully and respond positively. Compared to asking questions the skill of listening is much harder. We listen at 3 levels 1 we don’t or pretend! 2 We listen selectively where we filter what is important for us. The 3rd level is ‘full body listening’ where , having asked, what we think is, an important question don’t just listen but watch the body language and gauge the tone of voice.

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.

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