Networking tips

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An article by Derby Hub member Angela Szczepankiewicz from Virtual Admin Plus

A good attitude is important in all walks of life, but especially when Networking – a bright smile, a friendly greeting and a warm handshake will help to create a great atmosphere at meetings. Other ways of showing a good and positive attitude are:

A - ALWAYS ARRIVE EARLY TO MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Gives you a great opportunity to network and be the first to meet visitors at meetings and shows commitment.

T - TAKE YOUR TOOLS WITH YOU – EVERYWHERE
Your Business Cards, Diary for follow ups and wear your name badge.

T - TIME
Spend time with people there. Have one to ones, speak on the phone to the other members regularly.

I - INTEREST
Take an interest in your fellow members through one to ones.

T - TELEPHONE
How can you be paying attention to what everyone else is saying if your phone goes off in a meeting.

U - UNDERSTANDING
Promote understanding by educating your fellow members about your business and the type of business you are looking for.

D - DELIVER
Always deliver what you promise – follow-up on all referrals and thank those who have gone to so much trouble to find business opportunities for you.

E - ENTHUSIASM
Be enthusiastic at all times. It’s amazing how infectious your enthusiasm will be.

If A = 1%, B = 2% and C = 3%, and so on what does ATTITUDE equal?

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Date Added: 25 May 2012

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