in an elevator waiting in line for a sandwich commenting on someone’s haircut coming across someone with a bucket of fishCreate the networking opportunity-don’t wait for someone else tocreate it for you.
2.It’s not always what they can do for YOU-but what you can do for THEM
make a introduction with someone they need in their network share key info on a trend they might be interested in give them a tip when it comes to a topic you’re a subject matter expert inHelping someone out will alwayskeep you in the forefront of theirminds.
send them a YouTube video on a new trend they might find interesting invite them to an event they’ve shown interest in send them a referral if they’re looking for someone with specific talents add Value when you reach out to your network.
are you reaching out too often after the initial meeting? (anything over 1X a month is too much—unless there is a back and forth occurring) if they haven’t responded after 2 attempts—stop reaching out. (Get the hint) Silence is golden, unless it’s a technique being used to keep you at bay. Respect people’s time.