The top 10 habits and skills of world-class networkers – 7

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:

7. They are patient. Don’t think business will ensue on a first meeting unless you’re very lucky. If you attend networking group’s regular attendance is required before sustainable relationships are formed. The 3 key steps to building relationship are firstly getting to know someone i.e. attend the event, then secondly start to build rapport and in due course trust will begin to form. The only thing we sell at the start of a relationship is ourselves if you start traditional selling, you are bound to be vey unpopular!

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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