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Still Sporting Monday’s Bad Attitude?

October 24, 2013

Daily ReadStill Sporting Monday’s Bad Attitude?

Have you ever asked a business associate how they are doing only to have them respond with a long list of woes? Nothing turns you off faster than a negative attitude.  In order to be a master networker, you must always maintain a positive attitude no matter what. One thing I’ve learned is how important it is to have a positive attitude in order to successfully network.  Here is a list eight habits that will definitely make you more successful:

  1. Following up on referrals. If you don’t not only are you losing potential business, you are also losing the trust of the person who referred you.
  2. Being enthusiastic/motivated. This is similar to number 2 just above, but it also has to do with your own internal motivation and drive to succeed.
  3. Being trustworthy. It’s a proven fact that it’s much harder to re-gain trust after it is lost than to choose the path of trustworthiness.
  4. Having good listening skills Use your ears more than your mouth and you will usually gain more valuable information than those who don’t.
  5. Always networking. Networking is not a “punch the clock” activity.
  6. Thanking people.  This sounds so simple and obvious, but I continue to be surprised at the number of people I see not doing this!
  7. Enjoying being someone who helps people.  This trait is very difficult to fake. A sincere love of helping others is an unbeatable complement to a hard and focused business drive.
  8. Being sincere.  Another trait that is pretty easily seen through if it’s not really meant. No one wants to do business with a snake-oil salesman.

Attitude Is a Choice. Choose Wisely.

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