In the first part of our Networking series we figured out what it is and what is NOT networking. Now in the second part of our Networking series, we strive to answer questions that are about the characteristics of good network builders, meeting people, and maintaining such relationships. I'll show you how we go. I hope you enjoy it!
Good Network Devices ARE:
2. Sensitive – always receive calls, emails, text messages, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. …
5. Great Students
6. Those who can recall conversations – They remember fast when they last saw someone, they talked about it, etc …
7. Great for creating relationships
9. Confident – Others should feel as if they are becoming better off if you know what they can and what they can offer them.
11. Sharers – Do not be afraid to talk about your strengths, weaknesses, or even your personal life (children, people, vacation, etc.)
12. No adventurer — no one loves someone who talks and talks, talks, talks and talks … the picture is fine!
13th Those who do not mind being uncomfortable – Do not go to a networking event and get the same people you already know. You have to bring yourself.
14th Always ask for contacts – Business cards, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc.
15th Those who can speak clearly and concisely – who are you, what are you doing and what do you want to learn? A good networker can answer these questions within 30-45 seconds.
16th Those who can talk to each other – Anyone can do that if they feel they have no community. There are plenty of queries that you can talk about: & # 39; Where are you from? What are you doing? & # 39; Where did you go to college? & # 39; What are summer plans? & # 39;
Write a comment for you. They may wear watches, a class ring, wallet, or a hairstyle that you like is a simple way to start a conversation and at the same time be welcomed.
Sometimes I'm saying I'm new to networking (though I do not) and I appreciate the opportunity to talk to them. Other people are very fond of showing that they really care and share information and if they are right, they will invest in you.
Where to meet people:
1. With Friends and Family
2. Professional Events – Professional Associations, Clubs, Organizations, Volunteering, Alumni Events (this is a great way to meet people who are often forgotten and ignored)
3. Casual Conversation – I can not tell how many times I was on a machine reading a book and someone saw the book I read and asked questions about it. Have I heard about the title of this book before? & # 39; It's a good icebreaker to learn more about others and to find out about you.
4th Community Role
5. Work Events – I know that most of the time you do not want to dine with your colleagues or have lunch with them, but you never know what you can learn from them in another type of environment.
How to maintain these relationships:
1. Coffee – This is a quick and easy way to time people. In general, it is not as long as lunch or dinner, and provides a pleasant break on the working day.
3. Happy Hours
4. Share Articles or Cool Information – If you find interesting information, please let us know. Do not overdo it, but the article can help you with the future conversation.
5th Comments Congratulations – There is a list of names and addresses and I always try to send congratulatory remarks to special occasions in people's lives. Thanks cards, promotions, weddings, orders, birthdays, births, holidays, work and weddings.
Last but not least, not everyone you meet is worth a network connection. There are people who are rough, average or not good conversationalists. Not all the people you meet are worth the time and effort of networking. Make sure you identify people who value you and vice versa. NetWORK is for no reason, it takes a lot of time and effort to build and maintain the network, but it's worth getting gold as it moves between your career and your life. Perhaps the best in networking is that anyone can do it! Yes, others are much more talented in building relationships, but they all need time and practice.