Most people, if they had a choice, would never go to a networking meeting.
They’d just as soon stay home and watch reruns of Tom and Jerry than get dressed, drive to a restraurant, order a drink and walk up to complete strangers for a couple of hours, introducing themselves, asking what they do and trading business cards, knowing more than likely they will never do business with that person or even see that person again.
But what if you could be sure that at least one person you met at any networking meeting you went to would end up being a friend, and possibly a great new business associate? Wouldn’t you want to know how to do that?
Number One Mistake People Make At Networking Meetings
Are you ready? We’ve all done it…
Mistake #1: Talk about yourself!
Wait, you’re saying. Isn’t that why I’m there? No, you’re there to make connections, to get to know people, to see who’s in the room.
You are NOT there to talk about yourself because here’s the number one rule of all communication:
You Can’t Learn Anything If Your Mouth Is Moving
So, instead…let me paint you a picture of how to do this often dreaded activity in a way that might actually be 1) enjoyable and 2) profitable in more ways than one.