A fundamental key to networking success builds on the old fashioned idea of generosity: “you will only be successful as you help others to be successful and help others to achieve.”
If you want your networking to reap the rewards you seek you must first look for ways to help others in you network succeed. Look for ways to introduce your contacts to potential clients, recommend them, offer them help and suggestions, and send business their way. It is most important that you look to do this as opportunities arise, not just when you are not looking for something from in return. Be sincere and genuinely caring about their personal and professional well-being – it’s a hallmark of networking leadership that will set you apart and allow you to build valuable connections.
Generosity attracts generosity.
Quality networking offers many rewards. Master this important skill will and doors of opportunity will fly open for you. You will be enriched by the relationships you make as you help others to achieve their goals while meeting your own objectives.