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When you attend events are you fishing or harpooning?

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A harpoon is a long spear-like instrument used in fishing to catch fish or other large aquatic animals such as whales. It accomplishes this task by impaling the target animal, with the fishermen then using the a rope or chain attached to the butt of the projectile to draw the creature in. A harpoon can also be used as a weapon.

Do you ever feel like this when inexperienced networkers approach you at business events with their sales patter and pin you to the wall until you submit?
Networking = building relationships. The 3 key steps being

Know
Like
Trust

This takes time and you have to be patient…just like fishing – not harpooning!

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