Two Prosperity Rules for Effective NetworkingNetworking is everywhere now! People use networks to find a job, find a job candidate, swap a house, secure a sale, scout for prospects, and even find a date. Here are two prosperity rules for effective networking:
1. Focus on the other person“Seek first to understand, then to be understood,” says Stephen Covey. This is always good advice. Instead of a litany of statements all about “me, myself, and I”, we should all take a step back and really, really be interested in the other person. Ask questions, show genuine concern, offer self, and offer service. We really only do have one chance to make a “good” first impression.
2. Offer something of service or valueNetworking is more than reciprocity. Value in networking comes in when you offer something of value (a contact, a phone number, a reference) when you don’t expect anything in return. Placing the focus on being of service to others sets up a positive exchange of events and ideas. This positive exchange also follows the Law of Sowing and Reaping, which in-turn will ultimately send reciprocal favors your way. Look for positive interaction as well as results with these prosperity rules for effective networking.
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