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Business Networking For Dummies by Stefan Thomas

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Chapter 20

Ten Ways to Improve Your Networking Results

In This chapter

arrowBecoming more involved

arrowVolunteering to speak

arrowTaking advantage of social media

Networking isn’t going quite as you want? Don’t worry. In this chapter, I offer you ten quick tips to get better results from your networking efforts.

Do More Networking

Often, when people tell me they aren’t getting anything from networking, they simply aren’t doing enough of it or haven’t been doing it for long enough.

tip.eps Go to more networking events, connect and engage with more people on social media, talk to people in your networking circles more often.

And be patient – networking is a long game. Many people give up just before they’re about to have a big breakthrough, like swimming the Channel and turning back when sight of land is actually just over the horizon.

Become Part of Your Group’s Team

Probably the easiest way to raise your profile in networking circles is to become part of the team running the local group or groups. You become a figurehead, have an excuse to call anyone you like and create the opportunity to grow and develop ...

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