A lot of people hold back on networking because they have this mental inhibition associated with it. They consider that networking is something quite down-market; that it is the worst kind of publicity that can be generated for any commercial venture.
But till the time you harbor this kind of view about networking, you aren’t going to do well with it.
Here are some thought on Networking for success:
1.It’s not everyone who will say yes.
When you are networking, you are reaching out to people. It is right that 8 out of these 10 people may not be interested in what you are trying to say, but there might be 2 who will lend you an interested ear and will actually find that what you are saying may be beneficial to them.
These people will think that you are telling them something truly great. When you consider things from their point of view, you are doing very well by reaching out to them through networking.
2.Don’t mind your own business
You might also think that networking is something that’s quite brazen and probably even ribald. That is one reason you might
not want to associate yourself with it. You might think that you will be interfering and intruding in other people’s lives when you are networking to them.
However, today there are so many options where you don’t even need to meet the person you are
networking to. Social networking sites have made things much simpler for the introverted networking candidate.
3.The information age
Its has become easier to network in this age because of the availability of media platforms such as the internet ,where you can make use of social media platforms for networking.
This has also removed the pressure from the other thing that might build a reservation about networking in you, and that is
the time and effort that you have to put in.
Actually speaking, you don’t have to do much when you are networking today because with the Internet there are so many interesting options open to you.
Traditional networking techniques still work.Sharing business cards and contacts at an event is important ,And don’t forget to make a follow up.
Networking is so important for every business ,more over for small businesses.If you want to grow and build a successful venture then you need to prioritize networking.