There are many factors that will help you when building a networking relationship. Key among them is getting people to know, like, and trust you. One factor it the Golden Rule of Networking: Give First, Get Second. Another means of getting others to know, like, and trust you is remembering that Every Contact Has Opportunity.
It is easy to dismiss someone as being of little or no consequence to us. We’re all guilty of doing it. Maybe it was a gas station attendant or a receptionist. It could even have been the kid delivering the paper.
Know this, however:
- Not everyone will be your next prospective client. But everyone knows someone that might be
- Not everyone will fit neatly into your network as a center of influence. But everyone is connected to someone who could
- Not everyone is going to be chock full of useful information but you can bet they sure know a person who is.
So, keep in mind that every contact has opportunity. Everyone has value and every relationship has potential. Knowing this, everyone deserves and should receive respect and attention. Just as you would offer your best clients, centers of influence, or prime information source. If you consistently do this, everyone will Know, Like, and Trust you. And people who do not know you will want to somehow be associated with you.
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