“Being curious: If you want people to respond, be curious about them, what they do, what they care about, what’s important to them. Ask questions. You’ll learn how you can connect them and how you can help them grow their business. Why? Being listened to feels so much like being loved that people can scarcely tell the difference. And you model that for them, and 90% of the time they’ll get curious about you. Try it!”
Networking is a skill, and like all skills, it is something that is learned and developed. While it may seem like there are many “natural” networkers out there, understand that they became this way over time. See how other members of Forbes Coaches Council suggest how to better develop your networking skills.