So – just how do I make an impression?

by Barrie Hopson on July 4, 2018 · 0 comments

in Marketing,Networking,portfolio careers

One of the skills we outline in our book as being crucial to a succesful portfolio career is the ability to network well. Many people find this daunting but – portfolio careers aside – this is a really important lifeskill. I have written much around this topic but recently came across a really useful small article by Harvey Deutschendorf with 5 tips to making an impression with someone in the first 5 minutes.

 

 

In summary:

1. Show Genuine Enthusiasm For Meeting

2. Offer A Compliment

3. Ask At Least Two Open-Ended Questions

4. Find Something You Share

5. Say Their Name Before You Leave, And Commit Key Facts To Memory

According to Fast Company magazine this should take you 4 minutes. Invest in developing this crucial lifeskill.

 

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