Stand out when Networking - Be Different

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How to stand out and build trust and rapport when networking -- by being yourself

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Stand out when Networking - Be Different

  1. 1. How to stand out
  2. 2. About Alex
  3. 3. Why is standing out important? <ul><li>People forget quickly </li></ul><ul><li>People's networks are getting bigger, so we need to have a “unique selling point” </li></ul><ul><li>In this economy, we need every edge we can get </li></ul>
  4. 4. Standing Out <ul><li>Clothes </li></ul><ul><li>Card </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operating </li></ul>
  5. 5. Clothes <ul><li>Reflect yourself, your brand </li></ul><ul><li>Even a little change can have a huge effect </li></ul>
  6. 8. Conversation <ul><li>Be yourself </li></ul><ul><li>It's not just about business </li></ul><ul><li>“ How did you get into ...?” </li></ul><ul><li>Listen, listen, listen </li></ul>
  7. 9. Communication <ul><li>Be authentic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Push the envelope </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be interesting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read up on the news: “Did you hear about...?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ How did you get into ....?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ What do you see as the coming trends in ...?” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It's all about the other person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember their name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen, listen, listen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep in touch </li></ul>
  8. 10. Connecting <ul><li>Fold corners to remember to follow up </li></ul><ul><li>Offer something useful </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free, useful information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be personal </li></ul>
  9. 11. Co-operating <ul><li>Connect people </li></ul><ul><li>Make referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Invite to events </li></ul><ul><li>Share useful information </li></ul><ul><li>You name it... </li></ul>
  10. 12. To wrap up <ul><li>Be yourself, be your brand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Card </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-operate </li></ul></ul>
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