Networking: building a network of acquaintances
Exploring the "right" people can play a significant role in your career or business, and therefore it is important to learn how to make such acquaintance. This will help the so-called networking — the art of building a network of business contacts. Read more about what is networking, will tell you the country of the Soviets.
Let the term "networking" not so many years, but the the concept of "healthy" Dating has existed for a very long time. at all times the business communication served as a powerful tool in business. Well, this is understandable, because to collaborate with someone familiar is much easier and more convenient than a "dark horse".
Today to become a NetWorker, you need study a few fundamental principles build a network of business acquaintances. For example, it is very important know who, where, when and how to learn to "hit the bullseye".
Agree, it is impossible to approach to the first comer and start Dating. you need at least an estimate of what constitutes a potentially "useful" in a business way. Therefore, experts at networking there are several "circles" of friends, among them is to seek suitable candidates to build a network of business relations.
So the first circle of friends is your immediate surroundings. It can be family, friends, work colleagues, former classmates, and classmates, fellow students, colleagues, etc. in this circle to include all those with whom communication takes place outside the sphere of core activities, for example, friends in the sports section or club.
The next circle of acquaintances is "friends of friends". This is quite an extensive range to include all the friends of your friends, who, even theoretically, can be useful to you in the future. With such people we need to have a personal acquaintance, thus increasing your chances to expand networks of business contacts.
Each time getting acquainted with a new person, you are increasing the number of participants in your first round. You also get access to the first circle of Dating this man. Your network of contacts grows and you acquire more significant weight in close to you business: in business you always knew how to appreciate people with extensive business connections.
When the answer to the question, with whom to make acquaintance with networking, clear, you should think about where should be read. not just with the bat to introduce myself to the right person in the street. For example, the ideal places for "useful" acquaintances are considered different professional clubs, corporate events, trainings, etc.
How to meet people when networking? Usually. So, sometimes it is enough just to find any excuse to engage in a dialogue, sometimes you can meet through a third person, and in some cases to attract the attention of the right people to help a variety of performances and presentations.
In networking, getting acquaintance, always it is important to first think what you can do to be helpful to this person. and then to think about their own benefit. So networking can become a really good helper in your career growth and success in the business community.