Improve your networking skills – 3 essential tips
1. Practice small talk - Small talk builds rapport and is mutually enjoyable. Remember people buy people, so first impressions are crucial.
2. Ask questions and Listen - This is key to building trust and allows you to gather essential information.
3. Offer solutions - By following step 1 and 2 you're now in a much stronger position to be able to offer solutions, i.e. your product or service. If interest is shown offer a free consultation, follow up with a friendly email.
4. For the future - Keep in contact and engage regularly through email, social media and face to face.