It’s the people we hardly know, and not our closest friends, who will improve our lives most dramactically.Meg Jay
Stimulating interview with Executive Coach, Founder and CEO of Soft Skills Services, Maxine Barnett. In it she shares successive nuggets on effective networking for new entrepreneurs and professional desiring to build their personal growth.
Strategies For Effective Networking
Here are three strategies:
- Be prepared to meet 2-3 persons while attending the event.
- Make a connection. Introduce yourself using your elevator speech and be present during your conversation.
- Follow-up within 2-3 after the event to remain top of mind with your new strategic connection.
Networking is a soft skill–a people skill needed for business and people purposes. It is useful for purposeful growth. Be intentional about it. View the full conversation here.
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