Are you uncomfortable making small talk with strangers? Do you have a difficult time remembering someone’s name several minutes after you’ve been introduced? Would you rather stay home and clean your closet or do laundry rather than attend a dinner party or networking event? If so, you’re not alone.
Most people feel anxious just thinking about meeting and making conversation with new acquaintances. One of the reasons may be lack of preparation. Networking is like an exam. If you’ve studied for the exam, you’ll be less nervous and will show more confidence, authority, and poise.
Networking is not a numbers game; it’s not about how many business cards you pass out or collect. It’s not about how many products you can sell or whom you can instantly impress, exploit, or schmooze to get what you want. Proper networking is a gradual process of making genuine connections with people and cultivating those relationships for the long term.
In my new eBook, HOW TO MINGLE, NETWORK, AND REMEMBER NAMES (available August 30, 2011 by St. Martin’s Press), I will give you the tools to master your mingle-ability so that you will be able to get a job, keep a job, and succeed on the job. You will also learn what it takes to make your professional relationships more harmonious, productive, manageable, and meaningful.
In this 32-page eBook, you’ll learn:
- Five tips for the perfect handshake
- How to remember names
- What to do before you network
- The seven networking pitfalls and how to avoid them
- The three tips for feeling included, not excluded
- How to stay in touch and cultivate meaningful relationships
- How to get your foot in the door and befriend the gatekeeper
- Ten ways to become a more effective listener
- How to make small talk and why it’s important
- How to deal with difficult people and uncomfortable situations
- How to polish your dinner party protocol
- Dining strategies that will make you look like a pro
- And more!
HOW TO MINGLE, NETWORK, AND REMEMBER NAMES is just $1.99 and can be purchased here:
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