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What are some of your tricks of the trade?
Be unique and be human when you reach out. Connect - find something that you both can relate to *as humans* as a conversation starter.
I'm sure we're all too familiar with people trying to sell on Linkedin... *insert generic compliment about your business* *insert my product/business* *insert let's chat about me me me*.
How do you network? And do you find value in attending networking events?
I hate networking events. I find them massive time-wasters.
I'm not fond of networking either but I can see its merits. For me, in personal and work life, I like to be intentional. If there's no point to the relationship, then I won't pursue it. Whether that's a short term or long term objective, I need one before I build a relationship. Be that objective, simply be that we share similar interests in business or similar values.... or something more tangible.
As for how? Through any medium available! If I can find their email address, phone number, social media profiles.. and then through coffee/food.
Is it a must for all businesses? What if you're not good at networking?
When partners start or buy a business they often don't think of things that could go wrong. However, when things do go wrong, the adverse effects on the business and relationships can be...