There is this unassuming little word you always find in the biographies of famous people.  The word is “met.” 

Then William R. Hewlett met David Packard.

Then Dean Martin met Jerry Lewis.

Then Sid met Nancy.

Then Siegfried met Roy.

We meet people all the time.  Meeting people is part of life.  Meeting people is one of the fundamental steps of networking. 

So why is meeting new people in a networking situation so intimidating?

Why is it so tough? 

How do some people make it look so easy? 

What is their secret?

We meet people all the time.  They are everywhere.  Meeting people may be necessary in successful networking, but it is not the only step.   There is a big difference between meeting someone and building a priceless business relationship with them.

How do you build a powerful personal network?

This is an important question to consider because, to a large degree, who you know and associate with determines who you become in life. 

We think of ourselves as individuals, but we are embedded in networks of relationships that define and sustain us.”      -- Michael Nichols

 

Contributed by:  Dean Lindsay, Award Winning Speaker and Author of The Progress Challenge & Co-Author of Stepping Stones to Success   

Dean Lindsay, Sales and Leadership Speaker

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