Grow your network

Written by
Changeboard Team

04 Aug 2014

04 Aug 2014 • by Changeboard Team

1. Be real

Networking is real people connecting. If you can develop and maintain a quality friendship, you can network.

2. What can you do for them?

Help doesn’t have to be work related – recommending a great maid or delivery service can be useful too.

3. Ask open questions

The last thing you want is a series of yes/no responses so it feels like an interrogation.

4. Smile

Act as if you are at ease and enjoying yourself, even if you feel shy or intimidated.

5. Make it easy

Prepare a one minute description of what you do or want to do, so you can talk succinctly. Avoid jargon and use language everyone can understand.

6. Follow up quickly & keep in touch

Show people that you do what you say you’re going to do.