Networking is probably the most important tactic to progress and continue success for any business, as well as an organization. It’s about making connections and building relationships with clients, customers and mutually beneficial individuals to lead you to advancements in a career or field. “Any leader, CEO or owner knows just how important networking is. This single skill helps individuals excel in their careers” says Ricco Katona, Managing Director of Glowing Global. “I always tell my business partners to be involved, go out there, be the best version of yourself; this is one of the things that will help them in the long run. It will also teach individuals to make, as well as maintain business relationships,” says Ricco Katona of Glowing Global.
Lou Adler, CEO and founder of The Adler Group, says, “Networking is how you turn 4-5 great contacts into 50-60 connections in 2-3 weeks.” Not only does networking help broaden your circle, it will also help you get advice and expertise from like-minded individuals. Someone who has been in the business you’re trying to get into or need help with is extremely important. There are many things you can do to be better at networking or even start after realizing how important it is. Here are 3 ways Glowing Global would like to share with you!
1.) Embody a positive attitude. Your attitude is the first thing people see when they meet you. When you attend business meetings or conferences make sure to be positive and vibrant in conversations. Maintaining a positive aura will attract other business professionals because that’s the kind of attitude they want to be around. “If you’ve noticed, business owners are usually people that are going for everything. They are also positive and uplifting and that’s the type of people they keep an eye on to help as well,” mentions Ricco Katona of Glowing Global.
2.) Help others. Not everyone knows how much an individual cares until they actually show they do. Whenever a problem arises, be the first to step in and help out. Besides the self-satisfaction one gets from helping others, there are benefits in it because others like seeing that you’re all about lending a hand when someone’s in trouble. This ranks you higher and gives you the priority. It also establishes trust, which is crucial when building networks/relationships.
3.) Be approachable. Glowing Global cannot stress this aspect enough. It’s important to be the type of person that’s approachable and professionals want to talk to. Effective networking starts with this characteristic because everything else comes from this one thing: being approachable. It shows that you’re the type of person that’s willing to learn, listen, and understand which is very important to building your connections.