We know how important networking is to the modern professional, so we teach our promotional analysts how to build a thriving network as part of our Targeted Focus Inc training. These are a few of the basic must-have skills that we teach:
• Have a Purpose: In this respect, networking is much like any other project – the clearer we are on what we are trying to accomplish, the likelier it is that we will achieve our goal. Knowing whom we want to speak with, what we want to say, and why we want to say it before showing up at an event makes the prospect of success increase.
• Focus on Clear, Powerful Communication: We have Targeted Focus Inc ice breakers and opening questions prepared ahead of time that are designed to help us get our points across clearly. However, success is not just in what’s said – when we listen with genuine interest, we are sending a very clear message about how much we respect another person and appreciate speaking with them.
• Follow Up: Without this vital step, all the work of meeting people is for naught. We encourage our brand ambassadors to continue their conversations within 48 hours of meeting someone so that the original dialogue is still fresh in everyone’s mind.
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