What do we cover?
Burning bridges is bad. It’s an irreversible military tactic to stop progress or retreat. What do bridges do? They connect us, they bring us together, and they enable us to work in ways that we had not thought possible previously. Networking is the same. It’s going out and recognizing that other people are the most important part of your success. We no longer live in the me economy; we live in the we economy. How can you build bridges in your professional life instead of tear them down? Find out what your networking style is saying about you — and how to improve it.
Key Components Include:
- Building a safety net for the future
- Leveraging relationships for professional success
- Giving to get
- The art of gifting
- Impactful introductions
Why Is it Important?
Why is your network so important?
Because it is always there to catch you. It’s your safety net when things get tough and your fishing net when you need to feed your business. By building, instead of tearing down, bridges, you remain open to connecting, learning, and seeking to understand people and what makes them tick. After all, don’t we all just want to be understood?
Every day, in every business around the world, one human interacts with another to engage in a timeless transaction: the exchange of goods and services. The most fundamental element of etiquette is to make everyone feel comfortable, so why wouldn’t you want to get that right every single time?
How Will You Use It?
- Master every type of conversation and feel comfortable in your success
- Enter and exit every type of room and introduce yourself to anyone
- Follow up for the win and master the art of gifting
- Pick the right events and maximize your time at each of them