Show Interest

It is less important as to how interesting you are and more important that you are interested in others.

Ask meaningful questions of others and give them a chance to talk about themselves.

Watch them shine as they tell you about the events or ideas important to them. If you do this, people will surely like you (even if they cannot exactly put a finger on why).

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Embrace Importance

Research has shown that you are twice as likely to consider yourself successful if you embrace the importance of those around you and their positive impact on your life.

To this end, remember that every contact holds opportunity and every person has value. Find it and you will improve your own value in the process.

Carpenter, S. 2000.  “Effects Of Cultural Tightness and Collectivism On Self-Concept and Causal Attributions.”  Social Science 34: 38-56

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Back Track To Move Forward

An effective way to meet great people is to determine who was originally responsible for introducing you to the great people you already know.  Come up with the names of 20 great contacts you have (exclude close relatives), and then work backwards to find the original facilitator of the connection.

For example, “I  met Jim from Mary … and I met Mary through Greg … Greg was introduced to me by Al, whom I met at my first job.”

In this example, Al is the facilitator of your connection to Jim through a series of intermediate steps. Run through this exercise for several people and a pattern will emerge … a handful of productive facilitators. Reconnect with these productive facilitators and meeting more great people is sure to follow.

Urgent E-Mail Matters

Do not rely on e-mail to be an urgent forum for discussion.  Rather, use e-mail as a peripheral tool for keeping in touch with friends, colleagues and clients.

If you need a reasonably quick response to a question or situation, you are best served by picking up the telephone.

And if someone e-mails you looking for an immediate response, and if you are unable to do so effectively (something requiring more than a simple “yes” or “no” response), you should indicate to the sender that you will respond later.  At least then they know you have received their message and will respond when time permits.

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