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01/10/08
Networking concepts
Filed under: Recent Posts, Networking
Posted by: site admin @ 6:39 am

Want to point out a valuable site by
B Safani on networking that is worth
several visits.  Some resonant concepts
listed there:

Networking:
- ask for information, not for a job

- Don’t take up too much of a person’s time

- Ask (open-ended) questions, give a person a chance to
speak

- Ask to expand your network

- Create a vehicle for follow up

- Find ways to reciprocate

- Send a thank you note (email, ok) or letter
(personal letter, better).

Interestingly, just recently I received an invitation
to assist a senior fellow with whom I am
acquainted. 
We set up an appointment,
he set a time limit,
he sought information,
we created a vehicle for info exchange (some .ppt files)
he sent a reciprocating note and information,
we exchanged critical information,
his network was expanded.

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