Keys To Being A Great Networker (Mixer/Smoozer):

  • Dress appropriately and get to events early.
  • Bring plenty of business cards.
  • Make a goal to meet five new people in an hour.
  • Never start a conversation by talking about yourself.
  • When talking about your company, make your explanation short.
  • Keep your conversation short and focused.
  • Never sit with colleagues from your own company at an event.
  • Never sit with a friend you normally socialize with at an event.
  • Never talk about sports, weather, or entertainment at a business event.
  • Always send a letter to the people you want to know within two business day following the event.
  • Confidently introduce yourself and deliver a firm handshake.
  • Make eye contact and smile with everyone you meet
  • Never let your eyes wander, even if you’re bored, especially when listening to others…
  • Eat immediately if the event that you are attending is a stand-up affair and finger food is served.
  • Move around constantly.
  • Escape politely if you’ve struck the party bore.
  • Don’t just ask for a  Job and give a  business card, learn about the other person first. Build the relationship..
  • Don’t come off with a underlying hidden agenda.  People can sense your intentions…

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