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

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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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Give the person 3 to 5 seconds of eye contact and then look away briefly before returning your focus to them again.

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

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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.