Networking is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships. Quartzsite Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism provides an opportunity to ensure you meet the “right” people to include in your network and expand your sphere of influence.
Ultimately, it’s not about who you know ... but WHO KNOWS YOU!!
Ask any senior executive, politician, community leader or successful salesperson which single skill or habit helped them excel in their career – an overwhelming majority will respond with one simple word… Networking.
We are constantly bombarded with advertisements, emails, status updates, special offers, and sales pitches creating a cluttered message. Personal relationships enable you and your organization to stand out, rise above the noise and remain top of mind.
Networking provides the most productive, most proficient and most enduring tactic to build relationships. To succeed you must continually connect with new people, cultivate emerging relationships and leverage your network.
RIGHT NOW: Make a list of critical contacts
Those relationships that are particularly important for your effectiveness
Identify critical gapspersonal relationships you need but don't yet have.
FOR TWO WEEKS: keep a log of all your interactions
who, what, where, why.
Put each person on a card and arrange the cards in order of the importance of the relationship.
This will tell you how you should be dividing your time.
NEXT: Work to improve your critical relationships.
Think of what the other people need and find ways you can help them do their jobs better.
Fill the gaps - Get together with new people who are important to you... have yourself introduced or introduce yourself ... invite them to lunch.
IN THE LONG RUN: Get used to continuously appraising all of your relationships and try to get and give as much feedback as possible.
Think about it ... there were guests who seemed to know almost everyone in the room, moving from group to group with great ease, leaving no hand unshaken.
Others, meanwhile, stood either alone or with just one other person for what seemed like hours, chatting stiffly and appearing as if they couldn't wait to be on their way home.
Which type would you expect to accomplish more in his or her career? Why?
The ability to relate well with others is a sign of a person's mastery of the art of networking.
Quartzsite Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center
1240 W. Main Street,
PO Box 640
Quartzsite, Arizona. 85346
PHONE: (928) 927-5200
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