We have all seen people who enter a room and just command attention. I'm not talking about the idiot at a party who is loud and boisterous; rather I'm talking about people who are desirable to be around. Let me tell you about an amazing young woman named Molly. She possesses a smile that will brighten a room and an attitude to match. It is not only what she is saying, but how she is listening.
This past summer when other high school kids were scrambling around looking for work, Molly was picking and choosing. Most of her employment leads didn't come from an ad or an application or resume; they were the result of personal contact.
Here are 3 things that everyone should do when working on networking:
1. Be aware of your physiology. Who wants to be around a slump shouldered, depressed person? No one. Cock the shoulders back, stick your chest out, and smile. This is a huge key to any communication.
2. Listen more than you talk. God gave you 2 ears and 1 mouth. Use them accordingly.
3. Follow up! How often do we meet someone and find their business card or phone number months later? I prefer to send an immediate card out to someone thanking them for their time. From a networking standpoint, it helps set me apart from the competition when gaining business.
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