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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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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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Register for the event and schedule it like a business meeting. Many people either dont sign up for events or sign up for them and then forget to go.

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A networking event is not a time to see how many business cards you can acquire. It is a time to develop a few relationships that have potential.

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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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Never approach someone if they are walking towards the restroom or if they have a phone in their hand.

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

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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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Initiate conversation with someone who is standing by themselves.

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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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When giving business card, be careful when dealing with people from outside North America as many cultures treat them with very high regard.

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

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

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When you meet someone for the first time, use it as an opportunity to get to know them.

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Do not forget to mingle. Are you going with someone? If so, split up once you get to the event.

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Never try to barge into a group of people. Do not attempt to enter into the discussion until you have made eye contact.

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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.

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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.