You may have the "Block a spokesperson now" as a new business tag. IM joking. I'm doing a lot of network connections and I'm here – I observe (and experience) people who always do things that are completely losing their relationships and business instead of
I'm here: "Have you ever been to an event and introduced me, then before you have the chance to say another word, start to vomit? " Here's what the vomit sounds like … "Hi Kim, I'm Hilda and I'm selling vitamins, actually my vitamins are the best in the world, they're all organic and are supported by research that my company just made the Amazon Rain Forest , these vitamins come from people who pay a decent salary and love everybody in the world – do you want to buy it? "
You feel it is an attack, not a conversation. My first thought is to "breathe". Okay, maybe that's not my first thought, and I do not think I can not censor my first thoughts.
I think you NEVER make this yourself, and if so, then my advice is STOP. You Now Stop
What To Do Instead Of?
Here's the golden rule of networking: give more than you get. Make a Connector
An idea and approach to network events that is there to help people connect and increase business. Rarely, if ever, it is appropriate to sell it at a network event.
Your goal of the event should consist of one of five important conversations where one would remember later. Then, for the sake of goodness, follow the introductions or obligations I make.
Use rule 80/20, where you talk about 20% of time and talk 80%. 20% should be really good questions. In addition, when you ask a question, answer a short answer and then turn them back on. It may sound like this: "Hi Kim, what are you doing?" "Jerry, thank you for this: I work with medium-sized companies who challenge managers who support them because of their technical skills and do not know how to handle people." At least 15% productivity gains. "What is your experience with management training?"
I promise you will create meaningful relationships and grow your business network.