Beyond the Business Card: Effective Strategies for 1:1 Networking Success


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Today we're diving into the art of successful 1:1 networking. Many of us have been part of leads groups or networking events where the goal is to connect with other business owners over coffee or a drink. But how can you ensure these meetings are not just about exchanging business cards, but also about building meaningful connections? Here are five tips for a successful 1:1 networking meeting."

TIP 1: Listen with Intent

Successful networking is a dynamic interplay between conversation and attentive listening. It transcends mere verbal exchange, encompassing a genuine curiosity in the intricacies of others' businesses and life experiences. When engaging in networking meetings, it's essential to adopt a mindset of authentic interest in the person across from you. This involves asking open-ended questions that invite meaningful dialogue and actively...

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