Networking For Dummies

Every chance you get to network turns out the same. 

You show up in a room at least two thirds-full of strangers and you catch an eye here, a smile there.

Spotting someone who seems worth a chat, one of your three stock opening lines tumbles out of your mouth with a dull thud, like a sleeping baby rolling out of bed onto the floor.

  • How are you?
  • Where are you from?
  • What do you do?

The conversation starts with a whimper, and just winds down from there.

Next-day result: A bunch more dog-eared business cards to gather dust on your desk for the next three years.

Networking 2.0: try this!

  • What’s the biggest thing you’re working on right now?
  • What do you need most in your business this year?
  • How are you helping folks like me these days?

The conversation is engaging, flowing and might just lead somewhere.

Next-day result: A bunch of new connections, enthused and empowered to do great work, maybe even with you!

Come on, raise your bloody game.


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