Networking is an art and it is essential for a young entrepreneur to master it. Networking doesn’t sound that hard. After all, how hard it can be hard to pitch in your idea, exchange contact information and find a potential buyer.
It is not as easy as it sounds. If you are not networking, you are not working.
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A good networker needs to keep several things in mind. One needs to project a friendly and confident image of oneself without being too cringy. Being shy or having no experience of networking in past won’t help you.
More networking means more opportunities. The size and scale of the party do not matter. Even a small shopkeeper can help you with those small logistics which you always fall short of at your workplace. A good networker always sees the bigger picture and keeps everyone in mind.
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As the founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman said,”Your network is the people who want to help you, and you want to help them, and that’s really powerful.”
To learn more, check out Network Wise’s infographic below.