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The Two Skills Everyone Needs for Networking Successfully

thebalancecareers.com

 ...you can develop are listening and asking questions

These 2 skills will impress your clients even more than your best business statistics.

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Good listening is active, not passive:

  • Maintain eye contact.
  • Do not fidget, shift your body weight often, and never look at your watch! 
  • Nod your head to show agreement but do not interrupt to make your point or share your own experiences.

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How to Ask the Right Questions

Keep questions positive and focused.

Ask a question that is on-topic whenever possible. If the topic is negative, do not just suddenly change topics. It will make the speaker uncomfortable. Instead, give an empathetic reply to show support and then ask a question to redirect to somet...

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