The top 10 habits and skills of world-class networkers – 8

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:

8. They plan and prepare carefully before attending events. All responsible people prepares before a business meeting so do plan if you think the event is important for you. Answer the ‘who, what where when why and how’ questions. With regard to ‘when’ plan your time of arrival and more importantly your time to leave. My experience tells me staying late creates more opportunities than any time during an event. People are relaxed there are less people in the room, the main event has finished and you can have a serious chat to find out if, what you do, is needed.

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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