You don’t have to be a pushy salesperson to network successfully but it helps if you like to talk, listen and present yourself well.
Here are some sure-fire ways to market yourself to best advantage.
There is more than one way to sell yourself in a networking situation. You do not have to try to be like that stereotypical, pushy and ambitious salesperson you see in the movies. However, it helps if you like talking to people. And you do need to believe in what you’re doing if you want to influence them. If you are not excited about it, why should anyone else be?
You are your number one customer
Of course, there’s one person who has to be wholeheartedly convinced that you’re worth backing before you try to persuade anybody ...