Success Secrets of the Networking Superstars

It’s pretty simple and fairly obvious if you think about it: practice these 26 success secrets and you too can become a networking superstar!

Success Secrets of the Networking Superstars

1) Always be willing and eager to help others with an introduction or your time.

2) When you do a favor, do not necessarily expect anything in return.

3) Be proud of your past and share your story with others.

4) Compliment the achievements of those around you, and do it with a smile.

5) In conversations search for a common bond and a common ground.

6) Don’t network just for networking’s sake.

7) You need to know the right people, for the right reason.

8) Cultivate aspirational contacts.

9) Build your network before you need it.

10) Never eat alone.

11) Become interesting.

12) Have something to say to be interesting to people.

13) Once your pitch is perfected, getting attention is never a problem

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14) Manage gatekeepers artfully.

15) Be a go-giver as well as a go-getter.

16) Always give first in order to receive later.

17) Be bold. Always ask for what you want.

18) Use your network wisely.

19) Realize the importance of valuing other people’s time.

20) Make sure you understand what the person you want help from has to gain from it.

21) Realize your personal and professional networks are really just one big network of people.

22) How much you give to your network determines how much you’ll receive from it.

23) Provide as much value to others as you can.

24) Focus on meeting and spending time with influential people as part of your working life and social life.

25) Establish your own networking communities online and/or networking events offline.

26) Focus upon cultivating relationships with other super-connectors.

P.S. Is there anything else YOU would suggest?

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