Networking 101: How to Grow Your Circle
Posted on 09/24/2018
You know the saying: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know that matters.” When it comes to life in business, who you know plays a vital role in the resources, growth and connections you can generate. And how do you get to know people? Through a skill called networking.
No matter who you are or what your role is in business, networking is an important skill to have. But while networking comes naturally to some, it can definitely be a challenge for others. However, networking skills aren’t just something you’re born with—they’re something you can learn and grow. By developing your networking skills, you can continue to expand your business circle, which provides more resources and opportunities. Here’s how to grow your circle.
1. Study before networking.
2. Prepare with questions.
3. Practice active listening.
4. Offer solutions.
5. Don’t forget the follow-up.
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