Knowing the Value of Networking and Making New Connections

In business, networking is the act of maintaining a personal and professional contact list that you can use to help further your career. Your network consists of all the people you interact with, all of whom could potentially offer you valuable guidance or professional input. To create and maintain a beneficial network, you must intentionally seek opportunities to grow and expand your network. 

By taking a genuine interest in a person’s line of work and providing them with value, you’re building a relationship that has the opportunity to benefit both parties.Here are a few simple things you can do when engaging with a potential new connection that will help foster a lasting relationship:

Learn about their background. Knowing about what they do and how they got to this point in their career; get some insights on who they are as a person, their character, and so forth.

Ask about their goals. Learning about a potential connection’s ambitions is critical. If your goals line up, you can prove to be valuable to each other in the future.

Exchange knowledge. As we touched on earlier, ideas and insights are just a conversation away. If you can provide someone with valuable knowledge, they’re likely to return the favour plus build more trust with you.

Build rapport. Always be friendly and open, and aim to have positive interactions as much as possible. The more a potential connection feels they can trust you, the more open they will be to sharing ideas and opportunities.

Lastly, The important thing to keep in mind when networking is staying sincere in your efforts. Not every connection will prosper into a business relationship, but every connection has the opportunity to teach you something. If you approach networking with this mindset, it will be an enjoyable and fulfilling process that yields personal growth for years to come. Join our growing community!

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