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As a way of demonstrating your networking skills, introduce each new person you meet to at least one other person.

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Always keep one hand free to allow yourself to shake hands with people. Remember youre there to network.

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Prepare yourself physically and mentally for the event. Dress appropriately. Bring business cards. Turn your phone off or set it to vibrate.

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After the person has shared something with you, ask them another question about what they just said.

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Rather than telling a new contact all about yourself, spend your time asking them questions. Its amazing how much youll learn.

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Develop open ended questions. You can use these to ignite a conversation. Try to find unique questions.

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Connect with the person you are talking to by tilting your head as you listen to them.

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Keep your business cards in the breast pocket of your coat, a shirt pocket, so they are easy to access and in good condition.

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Determine how often you should be networking in a given month. This will help you narrow down where you should be going.

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en receiving a business card from someone, take a moment to write yourself a note on it such as where you met.

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After you meet someone for the first time, record information that will give you something to talk to them about the next time you see them.

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Identify where you should go. All venues are not right for all people. Do your research and find the venues that make sense for your business.

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When giving a person your card, personalize it by hand writing a note or additional contact information on it.

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When you arrive at a networking event, dont go to people you know. Find someone new , this will keep you in the right frame of mind why you came.

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When a person is talking to you be sure to look directly at them. Giving a person full attention with your eyes will encourage them to share more.

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Initiate conversation with someone who is standing by themselves.

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Make a decision about which organizations. Decide the ones you should join and the ones you dont have to join in order to gain value from the events.

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Do not approach two people who are talking, as you may be interrupting an important discussion.

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During the course of a conversation at a networking event, use the other persons first name two or three times.

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When you meet someone for the first time, you have 48 hours to follow up with them before they will completely forget about meeting you.