If someone here in Columbus stops and thinks about it, they would realize that success comes from building relationships. If you are in sales, own a business, or work with others, everything you do involves relationships and networking. Across Central Ohio, it is necessary to seek relationship building opportunities. Alliances and strategic partners can build reputation. It is critical for professionals. Dale Carnegie Training could and should write a new classic entitled: How to Win Friends and Influence People in with Relationships and Networking. Because you build relationships on social media and beyond to build success, creating and maintaining relationships everywhere you have presence is essential for career and business growth.
Attending networking events, whether in informal or formal settings, have been important in business environments for decades. Patience and listening are critical ingredients. Always start with open ended questions; the proven who, what, when, where, why and how. It is okay to share what you do for a living, but people always like to talk and their favorite subject is always who they are as professionals. By responding, please tell me about what you do; you are facilitating opportunity.
Engagement helps create long term relationships and really increases professional success. Go into these networking events with an open mind and a positive attitude. Good people are always present if you ask the right questions and take the time to listen.
Connections and subsequent relationships work. Winning friends is the start of a lifetime of success. It worked well for Dale Carnegie. Make it work for your career. It is all about being on target!
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