|Practice, practice, practice|
The techniques we talk about here only work if you take responsibility and use them — and use them frequently. Most of them are pretty simple, but not always easy to force ourselves to do.
So, when is the next time you can practice your networking style?
Will it be in two weeks when you attend the Chamber lunch?
How about next week when you meet Bob Smith for coffee?
What about on Friday at your daughter’s Karate class, sitting with the other parents?
Could you practice anything today when you take a few minutes to make some calls?
Or in the next few minutes when you and your family sit down for lunch?
Really, any time you are dealing with another person you can practice your networking techniques. After all, most of networking is just focusing on the other person.
Is there any time when that wouldn’t be a good thing to practice?
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