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How can you be a Great Networker?

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Networking basically involves interacting with others, something that is absolutely necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. Taking note of others’ expectations and adjusting our behavior accordingly, to leave a positive impression isn’t something that everyone is equipped with. This article is going to list down some qualities you could work on:

  • Good Listener: Success comes to those who listen and learn. When you listen to your customer’s requests and queries, you’re able to gather all the information and then make the appropriate changes to fit your customer’s need. Listening skills also improve a company’s interaction with customers.
  • Positive Attitude: Having a positive attitude and greeting your customers with a wide smile certainly pays-off, because believe it or not there’s a lot more to business than pushing your product. Have a “Can-do” attitude. If you believe, only then can you convince the world to believe in it too. Enthusiasm is a contagious energy. When you are enthusiastic about something, you increase the positive energy around you. It relaxes others, and people are more receptive to you and your message.
  • Be collaborative: Get out of the ‘doing-it-only-for-myself’ zone and have a willingness to help others. Helping others shows you care and it builds trust. Trust is important for every transaction- business or personal.
  • Sincerity and Authenticity: People in this field when you are faking it. Faking it isn’t sustainable — and it doesn’t work. Clear your head of the distractions and try to focus on the speaker and less on what’s going around you. Listening demands full attention as difficult as it may sound. Try to shut off your own agendas and listen to what the other has to say.
  • Communicate Clearly: A conflict can arise when an individual feels misunderstood or mistreated, so try to ask more questions to clear everything out.
  • Follow up: You can’t have a great first conversation and never catch up again. The real game lies in the follow ups, most people lose the ball when they don’t follow up.
  • Trustworthy: Competence is nothing but simply the ability to do something. And there is no doubt that competency arises from guaranteeing your work. No one will work with you if they are not able to trust you.
  • Approachable: Allow people to feel comfortable around you, and they will never forget you. Effective deals and networking start with approachability.
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