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Business Networking - The Survival Guide by Will Kintish

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Chapter 8

Managing rejection

The top ten networking fears and concerns

#6 How will I manage rejection?

Getting ignored is admittedly the worst moment in networking: when you approach that group and they basically ignore you and continue their conversation. You’ve done everything right; you’ve thought all about the make-up in the group, ensured it’s an open-formatted one and then the big comedown. This chapter looks at how to get over rejection and move on.

Coping with rejection, rudeness and bad manners

B: But what happens if I approach a group and they just ignore me? Don’t tell me it will never happen.

W: Brian, I can’t promise it will never happen; all I am saying is it will be rare.

Here’s how to overcome your (and everyone else’s) ...

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