Thursday, January 17, 2013

Don't Let Your Weekend Be Your "Weak-End"

The weekend is prime time for NETWORKING!    It is the opportunity to BUILD relationships.

Whether you are going to a formal networking event, a wedding, a family / social gathering or to church...Where-EVER you GO, THERE YOU ARE, Network!

 Rules for Networking (from my book Pecan Pie)

N- Never sell when networking.

E- Earn people's respect. People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.**

T- Talk WITH people, not AT people.

W- Wear a smile!

O- Open body language, non-verbal communication says it all.

R- Resource: be the one for connecting others.

K- Keep focused, always ask "How can I help?"

I- Interested in the other person FIRST, and then YOU will become interesting.

N- "NET- xcitement" - don't make promises you can't keep, avoid the "morning-after dilemma".

G- GO! ...Don't just talk about networking...GO DO IT!

...AND your weekend will never be a  "Weak- End".

** John C. Maxwell

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