World today is a world full of surprises. People are now connected and engaged in a very unique way. They no longer need to be physically present to reach to each other. Many find the new world is a world without border. Information is just a click away. Relation is just a screen matter.
However, in business circle, ‘connected’ and ‘engaged’ brings a different dimension of relationship. Many call it as ‘network’ and they always meet physically in a ‘networking’ occasion.
Regardless of the industry, a businessman will always look forward to get ‘engaged’ and ‘connected’. Networking is no longer an ordinary social gathering, but it is a platform to create opportunity. It is a medium of communication where people get to know each other and be known among each other.
To benefit the most from ‘networking’ through connection and engagement, below are some ideas to be shared.
1. Consider to be establish:
· Contacts (network)
· Structured work plan
There are many ways you can start to enable yourself to establish what you need. The first in line is to identify what you do not know and start to find the solution. It lead you to the last point which is teamwork.
2. Make yourself ready and prepared to do something about yourself:
· Build your self-confidence
· Manage your emotion well
· Go for networking session regularly
· Learn from the right person – Get a MENTOR
· Be friends with the person in the same business or industry
· Spend on training and courses
· Go and attend sessions for character building
· Train your mind to think as an entrepreneur
Everything starts from you. You will determine your own result. Making changes is not easy and improvement will take time and energy. Perseverance and persistence will be the path of your life when you decided to change and improve.
Business acumen will come along as you grow professionally with your network. Your ability to manage and control self will enable you to establish a beneficial contact through active networking activities, which will benefit your business and other businesses around you.
Remember, it has to start somewhere!
|Good contacts lead to great network.|