You know very little about the best networkers in the world and do you know why that is? It’s because when you meet them they ask questions of you and they listen to you.
The best networkers know and are consciously aware they must listen to you in order to learn how they can best serve you.
Ten years ago when I began my business I didn’t know squat about networking. My ability to connect with people stemmed from my natural extrovert nature.
That nature was out of control as I often tell people that I am an “off the chart” extrovert. I struggle with each encounter to keep myself under control and to let the other person speak to me. It doesn’t always work that way.
God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. He wants us to listen more than we speak. Practice it this week.
Dale Carnegie said that when you encounter someone imagine there’s a sign hanging from their neck that reads, “Make me feel special.”
When you listen you set yourself apart as someone who cares about others.