The top 10 habits and skills of world-class networkers – 3

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:

3. They are friendly, courteous and polite to everyone. Networking is simply building relationships so don’t dismiss anyone. Everyone is somebody’s somebody you just never know who you are going to meet. Spend more time being interested than ‘interesting’. The most interesting people we meet are those most interested in us.

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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