Kevin Willett says that being a great networker is easy.
The simple answer to this question is to help others. When you are at a networking event, look for the person standing alone and go over and introduce yourself. Offer to help that person by introducing them to other people at the event.
Sometimes after we have been networking for a while, we forget what it is like to be the new person at the event. For most of us it can be very overwhelming. I found that when I take the time to introduce people, both the new person and the people I am introducing them to, are grateful. This helps build my brand.
I found that my business grew when I started focusing on helping other people. I have complete strangers reach out to me because they had a friend tell them about how I helped them.
Another way to be a great networker is to offer to commute to events with people so they don’t have to go alone. This will give you a chance to chat with the person during the commute. Most people will be appreciative of you taking the time to help them.
Lastly, when you meet someone, think about whom you know that they would benefit from meeting and offer to introduce them to that person. It’s as easy as a phone call or email introduction.
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Kevin Willett is the Author of One Connection How you can grow your business (and change the world) one connection at a time. The business networking book is available on Amazon. Purchase One Connection on Amazon