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Quoted in Forbes: Want To Master Your Networking Skills? Start By Researching And Listening

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Be painfully specific about what you do, for whom you do it and why they like having it done for them. If you’re not specific, people don’t know how to connect with you or how to help you, let alone hire you! Most importantly, remember, as Mike Wien of the Specific Edge Institute says, ‘Specific does not mean exclusive.’”

Networking is crucial for career building. Taking the wrong approach when meeting people can leave a negative impression, or worse — none at all. Read what 11 experts from Forbes Coaches Council say about what they see is key to a good networking pitch, including being concise, connecting emotions, doing research and demonstrating empathy.

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Quoted in Forbes: 11 Habits The Best Networkers Have

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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.

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