Success in life and in business is a product of the people you meet which will in turn translate to the people you work with. Meeting the right people in life can help push you faster toward your dream job and business. So here we are going to share some tips to help you network your way to wealth and success.
Have good intentions: Yes, we are going to start with this. When meeting a stranger for the first time, it is important that you have good intentions. Your intent always has a way of coming out in your body language and communication. An observant person can tell you motive of making certain statements and behaving in certain ways. Try to have good intention and it will make you a trustworthy person, trust a very important ingredient in today’s business world.
Dress neatly and appropriately: Ensure you dress neatly and in accordance with the tone and place of the meeting. Do not wear a suite to a pool side meeting and do not wear t-shirts to an official meeting. You do not have to be overdressed or dressed expensively to be taken seriously, just be neat and appropriate. By this we mean cloths should be ironed, colours chosen carefully and shoes neat and polished.
Be interested and interesting: It is very important to be interested in the people you meet daily. You do not have to pretend to be or be too inquisitive, those can turn people off. Be genuinely interested in their concerns, questions, and offer help when you can, smile and reassure people when they are worried. This way, people can become interested in you. Also learn to hold interesting conversations with people, increase your knowledge base so you can contribute sensibly to discussions. People will like you for it and in so doing, you are increasing you network. You do not know who might be of help tomorrow or who will be a customer.