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More Networking Ideas

Are you nervous going into a crowded room alone? Hate standing
around during function coffee breaks when you don’t know anyone?

Even though I’m a gregarious New Yorker and not shy by nature,
the very thought of networking, alone, makes me quake. 

Here are four excellent tried and true tips that work:

  1. Smile, and say “Hi, tell me about your business”. Put this
    into your own words of course, but it works like a charm.
    People love to talk about themselves, they’re pleased, 
    flattered and surprised you ask, and it’s a great way to start 
    a conversation. This leads to point two,
  2. Read the newspaper every day. Even if you skim, and read 
    only the top paragraph, you’ll have something to talk about 
    with everyone. You’ll be able to quote articles by topic, industry
    & the like in relation to that person.
  3. Take 5 minutes and find the hosting company on the 
    . It will give you something to talk about with your
    hosts and other guests.
  4. Prepare a good 5 second intro for yourself. For example 
    when asked what I do, I say “I’m Debbie and my company
    helps you learn what you can get out of the Internet. It's
    called "Successful Internet Strategies”.

STRATEGY: Get out there and network, network, network. You’ll make 
great contacts. Join interest and business groups.

ACTION: Prepare yourself, add a dash of chutzpah (courage, daring) 
and collect those business cards! Follow up that day or the next with
a quick “glad I met you” email.

Debbie Mayo-Smith (BSc Hons Econ) is an International Motivational Business Speaker and Managing Director of SuccessIS! (http://www.successis.co.nz) and a leading specialist in easy practical ways to improve business profitability, personal productivity and Internet marketing. Debbie lives in NZ and travels the world speaking, writing and training. By the way, if you'd like to get lots of neat tricks like this, plus marketing and business development tips, why not enrol for our free newsletter?

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