It’s a common assertion that relationships are the keys to business success. It’s certainly the case for Precision Avenue. It’s also the reason we consistently hone our networking skills. We want to stay sharp and ready to make connections everywhere we go.
Whenever we do head to a conference, community gathering, or other event, we do so with appropriate intentions. We always hope our efforts will lead to exciting opportunities, but we don’t set out to meet people strictly for our own benefits. By keeping open minds and listening for ways we can assist others, we show that we care about them and our relationships with them.
Patience is a guiding Precision Avenue principle, and we put it to work when networking. Instead of expecting our efforts to yield overnight success, we remember that the most fruitful connections require ongoing engagement. It happens through consistent follow-up and value transfer.
Common courtesy goes a long way as well. We are polite and welcoming when meeting new people. When our connections write articles and blog posts, we gladly share them on social media. We’re always happy to answer their consulting and marketing questions as well.
The best networking techniques boil down to human decency. We maintain good intentions, remain patient, and behave with courtesy. It goes a long way! For more on our relationship-building practices, like Precision Avenue on Facebook.