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Networking: Meet and Mingle! Get yourself out there!

Networking: Meet and Mingle! Get yourself out there!

Here鈥檚 one of the most important things to remember when it comes to networking; it鈥檚 a two-way street. This means that whenever you meet someone, you need to ask them as much as possible regarding their interests, as well as informing them them about yours.聽You could ask the following question: What can I do for you? 聽There鈥檚 no possible way to network with everyone. You can do this by asking yourself whether or not you can help each other. Keep in mind that you present yourself as a problem solver, and not just another name in their address book. And you should be looking for someone who has the same traits.聽Healthy relationships are a win-win combination. Whenever you meet a business contact there may be some chat about work and your industry but the main topics of conversation will be what your interests are and what you have in common.

Get yourself out there!. Take up something like any sport or a cooking class to meet new people who have similar interests as you. 聽Remember, people are more relaxed in social settings, so it鈥檚 one of the best chances to strike up a conversation.聽We are humans, professionals are humans.

Spend Time Social Networking! This doesn鈥檛 mean that you have to let social networking consume your life. What it means is that you should use social networking to your advantage.

Surround yourself with smarter people!聽聽You should聽feel like you will never be as awesome or as smart as those near you. And with that constantly hovering around your head it makes you strive to become better.

Remember this: Ask how you can help them.

Don't make the mistake of thinking only about your own personal interest or agenda when networking. I have found that the most effective networking method is to ask what you can do for others, not what others can do for you. The connections you make, either personal or business, are more likely to help you in the future if you helped them before.

With an integrated personal and professional profile, you can connect with people based on shared hobbies, passions or interests. Not only does this help start the conversation, you may also find you develop a stronger, more successful business relationships by being able to bond over something outside of office talk.聽

People are attracted to people whom they believe have their best interests at heart. Show genuinely your interest.

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WOW, I do agree with your post and wonderful comments here ,outstanding tips here Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee. I recapped some points I follow below at any event I am at. Seven Key Networking Tips For Your Next Conference/Network gathering: 1) always rethink your breaks. Most people spend the time in between speakers running to the ladies'/men's room or checking in with their office, take the time to meet people you do not know. 2)Take advantage of social media. Before you get there, research whether there is a conference app, most times there is, use it. make a note of folks you may want to meet. 3)Never retreat, mingle and make the most of the meeting. 4)Stand out with the speakers, go up to them say hello, thank them. 5)Sit in the first row and smile. 6) Be kind, and always ask how you can help someone. 7)I always promote beBee.com and the great leaders and contacts here. Take a picture share it worldwide :) I LOVE beBee!!! Bill Stankiewicz

I spent 10 years in BNI (Business Network International) as a director, and yes, Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee, your advice is perfect. My first lesson, lovingly given by some networkers who were far smarter than I was at the time, was "It wasn't all about me." (Lovingly meant sort of verbal slaps upside the head, but ...) Darn! But of course it wasn't. I hadn't learned at that time to ask your simple question, "How can I help you?" but I did. And when my focus shifted, it worked. I'm still part of several networking groups, I've written more than one article on this topic, and it continues to work -- on social media and in face-to-face meetings. Keep spreading the word!

Spot on! Business is about people. Excellent buzz, Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee.

Javier 馃悵 CR

hace 3 a帽os #9

Joel Anderson exactly! Human to Human .... or People to People https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/forget-b2b-and-b2c-business-to-people

Joel Anderson

hace 3 a帽os #8

H2H indeed.

Mamen 馃悵 Delgado

hace 4 a帽os #7

You are simply the best... 馃槀馃槀

Javier 馃悵 CR

hace 4 a帽os #6

thanks Kevin Baker

mohammed khalaf

hace 4 a帽os #5

Javier writes with an arresting openness and honesty about who he is.

David B. Grinberg

hace 4 a帽os #4

Thanks for sharing more words of wisdom, Javier. You make so many excellent points, as always, which we should all take to heart. I would note the following to buttress your potent points: 1) It's been said the best conversationalists are a good listeners. Thus, practice "active listening." Moreover, as iconic U.S. TV/radio talk show host, Larry King, and other have said, "I never learned anything while talking." 2) But when you do talk, recall the late Dale Carnegie who wrote in his 1930s seminal book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People": "The only way on Earth to influence the other fellow [person] is talk about what he [she] wants and show him [her] how to get it...You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." 3) Although social media networking is a great start, it鈥檚 also important to meet your connections in person, to the extent possible. This solidifies budding relationships and makes you stand out in a crowd. However, too many young people today appear more eager to text than talk. They would rather use Facebook over meeting face to face. But Millennials and Gen Z should not rely on social media networking alone, nor should anyone. That鈥檚 just one tool and can鈥檛 replace the human element. cc: John White, MBA

Thanks Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee 馃憦馃憦馃憦馃憦

Lance 馃悵 Scoular

hace 4 a帽os #2

馃cellent Article 馃懃ed 馃悵馃悵馃悿馃惓馃敟馃毑

Javier 馃悵 CR

hace 4 a帽os #1

How can I help you ? Te suena Mamen \ud83d\udc1d Delgado ;-)

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