10 Top tips to become a successful networker

I have put together some helpful hints of being a good networker.. Hope these help

Follows up on referrals. If you present an opportunity to someone who consistently fails to follow up successfully, it’s no secret that you’ll eventually stop wasting your time with this person.

Positive attitude. A positive attitude makes people want to associate and cooperate with you. Positive business professionals are like magnets. Others want to be around them.

Enthusiastic/motivated. To be respected within our networks, we at least need to sell ourselves with enthusiasm. Once we’ve done an effective job of selling ourselves, we’ll be able to reap the reward of seeing our contacts sell us to others! That’s motivation in and of itself!

Trustworthy. When you refer one person to another, you’re putting your reputation on the line. You have to be able to trust your referral partner and be trusted in return.

Listening skills. Our success as networkers depends on how well we can listen and learn. The faster you and your networking partner learn what you need to know about each other, the faster you’ll establish a valuable relationship.

Network always. Networkers are never off duty.

Thank people. Thanking others at every opportunity will help you stand out from the crowd.

Enjoy helping.. Networkers keep their eyes and ears open for opportunities to advance other people’s interests whenever they can.

Be sincere. If you aren’t sincerely interested in the other person, they’ll know it! One of the best ways to develop this trait is to give the individual with whom you’re developing a referral relationship your undivided attention.

Work your network. Networkers don’t let any opportunity to work their networks pass them by. They set up appointments to get better acquainted so that they can learn as much about their new contacts as soon as possible so that they can truly become part of each other’s networks.