“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
- Only attend events when you need something
- Only hang out with people you know
- Look around for a better connection
- Monopolize the conversation
- Go to the event hungry
- Drink too much
- Stand in one place
- Be on your cell phone
- Speak negatively
- Be a sales person and sell
- Have plenty of business cards
- Mind your manners
- Prepare – Arrive early and leave late
- Have a networking goal
- Be a connector – Bring others in
- Ask a bigger question
- Listen and learn
- Follow up on the connections you make
- Smile and have fun!
- Be interested, not just interesting
- Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.
- Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.
- Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.
- The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
- The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.
The Go-Giver – Bob Burg & John D Mann