14- Top 10 Networking Tips

“The richest people in the world look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work.”  – Robert Kiosaki

  • What is your why for going to networking events?
  • Find the right event.
  • Where can you get the most people in the room but also have 1 on 1 time.
  • Find an event and stick with it. The more you go the more impactful it will be
  • Commit to 6 months at an event.
  • Get to know the event planners

Don’ts

  1. Only attend events when you need something
  2. Only hang out with people you know
  3. Look around for a better connection
  4. Monopolize the conversation
  5. Go to the event hungry
  6. Drink too much
  7. Stand in one place
  8. Be on your cell phone
  9. Speak negatively
  10. Be a sales person and sell

Do

  1. Have plenty of business cards
  2. Mind your manners
  3. Prepare – Arrive early and leave late
  4. Have a networking goal
  5. Be a connector  – Bring others in
  6. Ask a bigger question
  7. Listen and learn
  8. Follow up on the connections you make
  9. Smile and have fun!
  10. Be interested, not just interesting

 

  1. Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.
  2. Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.
  3. Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.
  4. The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
  5. The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.

 

 

 

The Go-Giver – Bob Burg & John D Mann

 


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