I remember what it was like when I was first starting out Networking. Everyone else made it look so easy. Seems like a lot of people on the forums and even some of my friends had generated sales without any problems.
But not me.
I was always getting tripped up by people just saying “NO” And once I started to really pay attention to what others were doing, I soon learned that they too were making the same Networking mistakes.
Now if you’re a networking beginner, I can almost guarantee you’re already making these mistakes – or if not, then you’re going to be making them, soon. And once you start making these mistakes, you’re going to find out that Networking is time-consuming, expensive and even painful.
Unless, of course, you learn how to avoid these mistakes.
So forget about trial and error. Forget about learning this stuff through the school of hard knocks. Instead, learn from my mistakes and save yourself a lot of time, grief and money. Read on…
Mistake #1: Selling to the room.
Almost everyone I know who tries to sell to the room ends up making this mistake.
That’s because it’s a bit counter-intuitive. If you look at this from a logical standpoint,
you may feel like you should be selling, Turns out that’s wrong – you should be helping instead.
Mistake #2: Too many Cards!
I made this mistake not once but twice when I was starting out. So let me save you from doing the same thing. Instead of trying to gram as many cards as you can try making the connection and offering any help that you can instead. You’ll see much better results.
Mistake #3: Booking a Meeting to do a Sales Presentation
Most people don’t even realize they’re making this mistake until it’s too late.
You can avoid this by booking a meeting to discuss how you can help each other.
Mistake #4: Targeting the Wrong People
If you ever got the cold shoulder when you were trying to connect, then you were probably being too pushy or salesy. Next time don’t push and connect with Someone else. As your network grows, they will start to come to you.
Mistake #5: Looking Inwards
I’ve saved the best for last. That’s because being on the Outside, looking in will only get you to the people in the room. However, you can completely avoid this by simply remembering its not about the people you know, It’s about the people they know!
Give yourself a pat on the back for paying attention to this article. Because now that you know the top 5 mistakes and how to avoid them, you’ll be miles ahead of all the other people.
So take this newfound knowledge and confidence and start looking outward today!
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