Over a period of time as they gain experience they become valuable and gain access to invaluable, intangible assets called CONTACTS.
It is rightly said that WHO you know is equally important as what you know.
There is no chance that at least one person out of so many could not be a source of information about a great opportunity. Maybe it is an investment opportunity, maybe a person that could help you to learn a new technique for business or a new client or many new clients.
Like many things networking is something that you can become more proficient at with practice. It only takes a moment’s conscious decision to become a networker. It does not require more of your time. All it requires is a slight shift of attitude and to adopt a simple rule.
This approach is equally applicable to every form of networking, whether in business or social contexts. No matter the encounter takes place in person or, as frequently happens in the Information Age, “ON-LINE.”
Practice making friendly conversation and even if no relationship develops they will remember you as a “nice” person if they are asked about you later. If you feel you are too busy to go to Network events, then only attend those vital to your professional or business standing. Take advantage of the opportunities that come your way through “chance” meetings during the normal course of your day. Believe in “Devine Appointments,” because they happen.
In this case you are looking for “quality” of relationship to help achieve your company mission. You already have the quantity through the 250 X 250 = 62,500 X each new contact method.
One way or the other…. The bottom line of your business can improve almost immediately. It could be developing a new client relationship or learning a new business skill.
When you are business networking with a group of like minded business people it is an enjoyable and satisfying experience.
When networking, take most of the time to place an effort with people who can help each other out for the LONG TERM.
You can join networks that have thousands of members and thousands of new members every week. You find new contacts through new contacts through new contacts, etc.
For example, sometimes I look for just 3-4 people that I can develop a “win-win” relationship with. Then I work on developing rapport and credibility.
Before you go to a meeting or have an e-mail conversation with a contact, spend 2-3 minutes thinking about what you have to offer and what you want to achieve from the opportunity. Ask for help as people are less threatened and they don’t feel like you are selling.
The purpose of social media is to share information with other people. It can be personal information like photos or thoughts, or company information about products and services.
Comments: According to Nielsen Ratings data in September 2011, the average US online user spent 30 hours per month online, and almost 8 hours of that was on Facebook. The #2 slot went to AOL with 2 hours 53 minutes per month, and Yahoo was #3 with 2 hours 12 minutes. (link)
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