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4 Ways to Be a Better Networker (Even If You're an Introvert!) | Blog

Put the effort to connect

It pays off eventually. Efforts to connect may not pay off right there and then,  or even in a fair way, but they do pay off.

Even if this effort pays off half the time, it is worth it.

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Socially acceptable internet stalking

If you are going to a club or a meeting, it helps to check online and on the event's page about the people that are going and touch base with a few of them.

When you arrive at the event venue, you can meet those persons and can avoid loitering alone there.

Put the effort to connect

It pays off eventually. Efforts to connect may not pay off right there and then,  or even in a fair way, but they do pay off.

Even if this effort pays off half the time, it is worth it.

Find the result ratio and improve it

If you reach out to 50 people on email and only one real connection happens in your networking, it is worth the effort, and the learning.

You can fine-tune your ways to get better results as you progress.

Practice

Practice networking daily, making the right efforts with patience,  and you will see your network growing, as you become more comfortable and confident.

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Beginner's Luck

Beginner's luck does not actually exist. Most of the time the beginner has a similar skill that aids them. Or the novice could be new to the task, but have tried it before and failed repeatedly.

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To the beginner, anything Is possible. They are not encumbered by experience and are willing to try out many possibilities and solve problems creatively.

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They need to re-frame this activity as a way to make interesting friends and acquaintances in the long run.

Identify people you respect

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