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 "useful" dating has been around for a long time. at all times, business ties have been a significant help in business. Well, this is understandable, because it is much easier and more convenient to cooperate with a friend than with a "dark horse".
Today to become a NetWorker, you need study a few fundamental principles building a network of business acquaintances. For example, it is very important to know with whom, where, when and how to get acquainted, to "get into the bull's eye".
Agree, it is impossible to approach to the first comer and start Dating. one must at least approximately imagine what constitutes a potentially "useful" business person. Therefore, networking experts distinguish several "circles" of acquaintances, among whom one should look for suitable candidates for building a network of business ties.
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". In this rather extensive circle it is necessary to include all acquaintances of your acquaintances who, even theoretically, may be useful to you in the future. With such people it is necessary, if possible, to make a personal acquaintance, thereby increasing your chances to expand the network of business contacts that you are creating.
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 gain more and more tangible weight in your close business circles: in business, people have always been able to appreciate people with broad business ties.
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's quite easy to find a suitable excuse and enter into a dialogue, sometimes you can get acquainted through a third person, and in some cases, various presentations and presentations help to attract the attention of the right people.
In networking, getting acquaintance, always it is important to first think what you can do to be helpful to this person. and then think about your own profit. So networking can become a really good helper in your career growth and success in business.