When it comes to productive networking, the challenge is to create rapport with new connections right off the bat. This is much easier said than done, but we’ve had success with the following basic practices during our Signature, Inc networking endeavors.
One of the things we remember every time we make new connections is that we need to stay upbeat. More than anything else, people want to connect with those who infuse positivity into the situation. We know potential contacts will immediately pick up on the energy we bring with us to an event, so we always look to the bright side.
Treating others the way we want to be treated also helps us quickly establish strong connections. By taking other people’s feelings into account, anyone can boost their networking efficiency. When we meet potential contacts, we make plenty of eye contact and show genuine interest in everything that person has to say.
Another thing we’ve learned through our Signature, Inc networking efforts is that offering something of value up front is the way to go. If we can provide some kind of assistance, however small, right off the bat, we set the right type of tone for a productive relationship.
These fundamental concepts inform our networking endeavors at all types of events. Follow Signature, Inc on Facebook for more of our best advice on growing a helpful contact list.