Fundamentals of Networking
by Sheri Andrunyk
There are so many aspects of personal growth and development.
Meeting new people always adds tremendous value and insight, whether in a personal or professional setting.
- Building relationships!
- Be genuine and interested in others! People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
- Give before you get! You may not be able to exchange business with everyone you meet; however, you can listen and learn about others, so you can refer them business when the opportunity arises. Most will do the same in return. You reap what you sow!
- Set yourself apart!
- Be willing to ‘share’ what you have to offer! It’s not enough to say ‘this is what I do’… and ‘hope’ others get it. Answer ‘why you’ … ‘why your business’? Your prospects and clients are saying “Sell me…! … Educate me; enlighten me… on the benefits… on you… on trying something new or attending an event…” Make it easy!
People are busy. They want to know that their business is very important to you; and that you respect their time and can relate to their life. Strike a kind and effective balance in the way you communicate and connect with them.
Be a ‘breath of fresh air’! Make her/him feel ‘taken care of’.
Isn’t this what ‘we’ want when we’re the client?
This way, you will enjoy making many new friends along the way…
Sheri Andrunyk is the Founder of Women For Women, Keynote Speaker & Empowerment Coach. Sheri conducts a “Women in Business Workshop Series” that is open to all women; and also offers uniquely personalized coaching sessions, instilling further confidence and clarity for her clients. In addition, Sheri is President of Sales for Aloette Cosmetics and provides support and training to her staff of Beauty Specialists. www.womenforwomen.ca firstname.lastname@example.org