A large part of networking involves both verbal and non-verbal communication. Sharing ideas, connecting with others, and establishing a personal brand are key factors in success. Whether you’re attending an event in person or virtual, the way you present yourself is critical. What kind of impression do you want to send or leave? How do you want to be perceived in general? How can you stay memorable and on top of mind?
Listed below are some simple tips to effectively influence your networks and communities.
#1: Exude confidence
Imposter syndrome chorus and believe in yourself. Understand your value and contribution to your professional and personal networks. Take time to explore your abilities, skills, and attributes. Market those skills into your networking processes and methods of connecting with individuals or organizations. Create affirmations to promote a growth mindset. Showing confidence is a positive step in building trust, being memorable, and supporting others.
#2: Be trustworthy
Respect can be given and taken away. You should not demand it, but earn it and build on it. Part of being respected is being trusted. It affects trust and encourages relationship building. People are more likely to refer, recommend and introduce you to their networks when they know you are dependent. Strive to be steadfast in compliance, aligning your words with your actions, and displaying professionalism.
#3: Show potential
A key aspect of good networking is business, professional and personal development. Networking offers access to resources, opportunities and connections for advancement. Use these tools to reach your potential and make a meaningful difference. Whether creating solutions or advocating for causes, lean on your abilities. As well as, maintain a sense of constant evolution and progress.
Use these various tips to improve your network of followers. Grow, develop and advance in your efforts for continued success. Recognize your value and sixteen moments to make a significant impact and positive change.