A new article I’ve just posted on my site:
|Breaking the Silence when Networking: How To Go From Stranger to Friend in 60 Seconds Flat|
Do you dread going to your next business networking mixer? Don’t know anyone when you walk in the room? Do you feel like standing in a corner, holding your drink, waiting for the right moment to bolt out the door?
When I recently made a very quick move across the country for urgent family reasons, I found myself in a new city with no clients, no connections, no friends, business or social, and no network. I was on my own, having to rebuild a whole new client base from scratch.
With my bank balance quickly disappearing, and not wanting to get a “real” job (gasp!), I decided to focus on building, from a standing start, a network of friends that could help me in finding clients for my business. And I had to do this fast!
In doing so, I quickly realized that there are four principles to quickly turn “strangers” into “friends”: