Are you likable ? You may have great knowledge and be fully capable in your industry, but if others do not like you, they will not refer to you. Some simple tips on becoming more likable may help you put the pieces of the puzzle together:
- First impressions are lasting impressions. Always put your best foot forward. Yes, dressing appropriately, wearing deodorant, bathing, and using mouth wash are suggested acts for leaving a positive lasting impression.
- Be interested in others.
- Listen. Are you busy thinking about what you’re going to say next, or are you actually listening?
- Ronnie Noize, Google’s #1 Marketing Coach http://www.VeronikaNoize.com says that Networking is about connecting and serving. Connecting others is a great way to be of service. Those can be some of the most powerful referrals.
- Never, ever, ever confuse networking with selling. No one likes to be sold.