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Top strategies for authentic networking (even if you don’t have a network, yet)

Every day, it seems like a new article comes out on the importance of building your network. Usually, it’s some rehashed version of “it’s not what you know but who you know that matters” or “you’re only as good as your network.”

1. Be likable

This is all about mindset.

2. Where to find them

A common struggle is where to meet new people.

  1. The recommendee is proud to have been recommended
  2. You get a warm contact instead of cold-calling/emailing somebody

3. The biggest thing

The most important part of all this is follow up.

Don’t be nervous

  • People want to talk to you.
  • People want you to talk to them.
  • People want to be helpful.
  • You should be helpful (even if it has nothing to do with your business).
  • Smile, be nice, and ask questions

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