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Are you Problem Solver or Persuader?

May 18, 2009

The approach you choose makes all the difference in the result you get.


Easy and Effective Method To Build Your Network

April 12, 2009

1. Easy to begin

This is an effective way to build your network. It doesn’t matter what your field is. First thing to do is to decide that you want more connections. It is obvious because you are reading this.

2. Give yourself a simple goal

Meet one new person every week inside your industry.

Google the person or the company that you are interested in. Find his or her contact information and make your move. To lower your anxiety level before calling, you can drop an email in advance telling that you are interested to meet and discuss his or her thoughts about the industry in general. Include the time when you are going to call in your mail. This makes it easy for the other person. If you are serious about the person you want to meet write a letter to him or her. When was the last time you received a signed letter made in paper where someone asked your opinion or advice?  Everyone loves to feel important. And they should, because they are.

3. It scales

If you meet one new person every week for example six months in a row, your direct personal network has grown by 24 people. Can you imagine what will happen next? How much your knowledge and understanding of your industry will grow? Your reputation as a person who is interested in listening others instead of talking about himself starts to bring more contacts and opportunities to you. If you play this right you don’t have make so many calls to get new meetings. Eventually people will start calling you and wanting to meet you. It starts to scale exponentially when lay the foundings by taking the first step. Good luck!