To make better networking connections follow theses suggestions by Michael Simmons:
Consistently making awesome introductions is harder than it sounds. Here’s how I made hundreds of introductions last year.
How To Choose The Right Two People To Connect:
“Damn! I need to make another introduction! Who can I introduce?”
I was asking myself this question on what felt like a daily basis.
The spirit of excitement I started with was dimming. I needed to change something.
“Should I just quit?” I wondered.
As I painfully became aware, the hard part about consistently making introductions isn’t typing up the introduction email. It’s finding high quality introductions to make.
In order for the experiment to work, I switched to one introduction per day and started to keep in touch with my network more than I ever had before.
Looking for ways to grow your business
Step 1: Think Of Your Network As Clusters
The first step is to think of your network as a set of clusters, not as one big network.
This has two advantages:
Research shows that the most value from connections comes from connecting different people in different clusters. […]
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Jim Woods went from a successful 30 year marriage to homelessness and bankruptcy. While in his car he started college which led him to earn two degrees and teach fifth grade math and science. Jim went on to teach university business classes. 26 years ago from his car he launched a management consulting business, The InnoThink Group. He has coached more than 8,000 people and Fortune 500 organizations and executives. He has an absolute passion for people development and are constantly refining and adapting his programs in order to ensure that they have the maximum impact on those we serve. See more at: http://innothinkgroup.com
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