In his book Who Do You Need To Meet?, author Rob Thomas share a secret to his networking success.
“My intention while meeting with someone for the first time is to think about others who have something in common or might be interested in the person across the table from me. I like to orchestrate relationships between quality people who may be able to benefit from each other’s offerings, expertise or connections.”
Thomas goes on to share that he truly enjoys connecting people who might never have otherwise met. Further, he gets a sense of real fulfillment when sometimes these connections cultivate lasting business relationships and can even become friends.
So, you meet new people every day. And you already know a bunch. To what extent are you orchestrating relationships? Could you be doing a better at initiating new business relationships? What friendship might you be able to inspire? What might this do for your networking success?
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