Networking: No Time to Bury Your Head in the Sand

Why are some people so successful in networking? Good networkers not only receive leads but also seem to have a good time doing it, while others seem to be by themselves in a crowded room.

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 Over the years with Networking Austin, I have watched the differences between the network members who seem to be getting the activity they want, in other words: LEADS, while others watch.

Why Hide?

Networking is not all that complicated, but as usual, to arrive at a consistent place takes time and some energy.

Albert Einstein gave us the basic principle E=Mc2, or as we like to spin it, you’re going to get out of a group what you put in. If you arrive and sit there and wait for something to happen, then that’s just what you will do, sit and wait.

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their behinds and do anything to make it happen.” – Unknown

Ways to Reform

So you ask, “How can I make a change?”  Announcements about what you do is an important reminder of what you need in the form of leads, but to be successful, you have to contribute into the system.

serious_business_lego I have learned that becoming available on a personal level is more effective than producing business, at least at first. If a new member spends their energy on getting to know people first by talking about who they are more than what they do and taking the time to meet outside the room in “one to one” coffees or lunch, amazing results can happen! Networking is social hour!

People like to get to know who you are and what you do. They will feel more comfortable in giving you good productive leads to their best business associates and friends because they trust you.  A person or business that trusts you is your biggest advocate.

Networking doesn’t have to be difficult but rather it is pretty simple and really has to do with the order in which you work. Meet first, lead later!

So get out of your comfort zone and meet someone new. If you want more tips on jump starting your networking abilities contact us at 512-589-1229!

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Posted on August 28, 2013 in Start Networking

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