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Talk to Strangers: How Everyday, Random Encounters Can Expand Your Business, Career, Income, and Life by David Topus

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SECTION V

Mastery Insights and the Talk to Strangers Mastery Program

So far you have learned about what kind of attitudes and skills it takes to turn everyday travels into big opportunities to expand your business, career, income, and life. Yet as with every skill, there is a level of mastery at which one is able to demonstrate the skills with great proficiency, leading to more success than when one is just beginning. Webster’s dictionary defines mastery as “possession or display of great skill.” When it comes to random connecting, mastery translates into random encounters that generate greater results faster—and with more ease.

Of course, the definition of achieving a great result depends on what you’re going for, but the difference between a master random connector and someone who has just average ability is that the master will get the name of a higher level influencer when seeking a contact from the new acquaintance. If attempting to sell a product, the master connector is likely to make a bigger deal. If seeking an investor, the amount of the investment will be larger, and if selling consulting services, the scope of the engagement will be broader.

In addition, a master random connector will achieve all of these results faster than an average one. The master will identify the opportunity more quickly, begin the conversation about it earlier, and seal the deal more often—and do it all with greater ease. There’s more to random connecting mastery, so read on and challenge yourself ...

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