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10 Quick and Easy Tips for Improving Your Networking Skills
By Sue Schnorr
Recognize that possibilities are endless.
Networking opportunities are everywhere and anytime (in addition to
networking events and business meetings, the next person you meet at the
grocery store could lead you to a new opportunity. Here are tips for
improving your networking skills and confidence.
Have a Positive attitude. Smile.
If you’re feeling uneasy, uninterested – that unrest will ‘ooze out of
your very pores’
Talk to people.
Rather than look down in the elevator, make eye contact and simply say
hello! It’s ok to talk to people you haven’t met yet at work, concerts,
shopping malls, festivals, and sporting events.
Be clear and succinct.
This is especially true when you’re asked “What do you do?” Keep it
simple. This invites conversation from the person you’re talking to!
Memorize your BEST / TEST (What you do best, and a testimonial to that.)
BEST: I read between the lines on soup cans.
TEST: Last week I testified at a congressional hearing about the huge
amounts of sodium in our food.
Give first, give generously.
Keep your expertise, enthusiasms, trends and resources at top of mind
and be ready to share at the appropriate time.
Identify what you want to get.
85% of people attending networking events have no idea what they’d like
to get out of the experience.
Before you take your turn to talk about yourself, listen sincerely to
find out all you can about that person. This is the foundation for
meaningful and purposeful follow up.
This is where most people fail in networking. They do everything right,
but don’t keep their word on following through with information
Invite someone along.
If you’re planning to attend an association meeting, invite one of your
contacts to meet you there so you can catch up. This is another easy way
to follow up and to build relationships with people who have similar
Practice makes perfect. The more you talk to people, the more
comfortable you get. Read books, go to events, take classes to
continually improve your networking skills. You can always pick up new
ideas and meet new people.
Now, get out there, talk to some new people, Make Your Contacts Count
and have a fun weekend!
Sue Schnorr is President of Training Insights, Inc. and Associate for
Contacts Count where she coaches people one-one-one and teaches strategic
networking workshops, Webinars and keynotes. Visit her at
www.contactscount.com/sueschnorr.html Will we see you at the End of
Summer Networking Bash? Go to:
www.training-inisights.com/events.htm for more information. To register
now and hold your spot, go to:
Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon are principals of Contacts Count, a nationwide
consulting and training firm that specializes in business and professional
networking, and career development. They are co-authors of six books. The
most recent is Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business
and Career Success (2007, AMACOM). Fortune 500 companies license their
training programs. Visit them at
Sue Schnorr is President of Training Insights, Inc., a firm that specializes
in soft skills training. She is also the exclusive Associate for Contacts
Count in NY. She can be reached at
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feature when visiting your LinkedIn home page along the right hand side of
the page. Become a user of this feature and you'll be able to post an event,
find events of interest and more. Read the complete article to learn more
about this feature and its many benefits.
Greg is the Founder of The August Group, a recruiter and entrepreneur
offering a myriad for services to employers and professionals including
coaching and consulting. He can be reached at 585-785-8600 or
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about your job search.
composes her blog outside of work hours as a personal passion to assist
those in career transition.
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