Question of the Fortnight: What is your best networking tip?

Fortnight QuestionWhat is a fortnight? It’s 14 days or 2 weeks.

Why am I talking about fortnights? Because I want the question to be out there for more than one week and less then a month (I thought about doing a question of the week or month). A month seemed too long and a week didn’t seem long enough. And biweekly can be a confusing term (does it mean twice a week or every two weeks?). So, I borrowed a word from British English.

What is “Question of the Fortnight?” Every other week I’ll ask a question here on the blog. Through out the two weeks I’ll update the blog post with some of your answers. These will be from the comments below, from people I see networking and any other way I happen to receive your answer to the question.

This fortnight’s question is: What is your best networking tip?

Some of the answers I’ve received are:

Get involved in what other people are interested in…then they are more likely to involve themselves in what you’re doing. You may not reap where you sow, but you will always reap WHAT you sow! – Felicity Joy

Listen more than you talk. I try to pay attention to what people need, and meet those needs if I can. – Mary Wu

I believe being a person of integrity at ALL times is most important. Regardless of the business, be honest and forthright always looking out for your clients’ best interest. Never compromise on this point. – Karen Carlson

I also believe listening is the key but then after listening asking questions to find out what your client really needs and wants so you an address these. – Sue Kelbus

Share in the comments below what your best networking tip is!

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3 Responses to Question of the Fortnight: What is your best networking tip?

  1. Mary Wu says:

    Listen more than you talk. I try to pay attention to what people need, and meet those needs if I can.

    Example: I was at a networking event and one of the people there made an aside comment on recent changes to gmail. When I got home I sent her a blog article I had done on the topic (explaining how to move things around to different tabs). She has since told other business owners how knowledgeable and helpful I am.
    Mary Wu recently posted..Everybody’s Talkin’ at Me

  2. I believe being a person of integrity at ALL times is most important. Regardless of the business, be honest and forthright always looking out for your clients’ best interest. Never compromise on this point.

  3. Sue kelbus says:

    I also believe listening is the key but then after listening asking questions to find out what your client really needs and wants so you an address these.

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