It takes only a moment of conscious decision to become a networker, with no interference to one’s daily routine. All it requires is a slight shift in attitude, and adopting one simple rule: Greet each new acquaintance with an openness to learn more about him or her, a willingness to help and an offer to stay in touch. This approach is equally applicable to every form of networking, whether in business or social contexts, and whether the encounter takes place in person or online. ~ Goke Ilesanmi
AND. . . it takes more than a moment of conscious decision to become a “savvy” networker; one who makes the most of each moment and who recognizes that the connection between networking and prosperity is built over time. It rarely happens on the first meeting.
Relationships! Networking is about cultivating long-term business relationships. Close knit relationships lead to more business down the line.
If you work at networking; have patience and “make” time for it, it will reward you by taking you places you could never imagine. You will have more genuine friends; people you you can call on when you really need a friend. They will be your network of support and because of your consistent networking efforts and your persistence of doing the right things, your income will soar.
If you’re an opportunity hopper, that is, you go from one so called opportunity to the next, you will most likely stay stuck and you will almost always experience a decrease in self-confidence and income.
Focus! I repeat. . . Focus!
Networking works if you work it correctly, effectively and persistently. Begin by establishing relationships with other business professionals. Do this first and you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business. Networking will assist you in increasing business through shared business activities and a strong referral network. The benefits are numerous and sometimes – at least at first – not so obvious.
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