Back when Maxwell’s Playbook hosted Saturday brunches, Abby Wolfe, one of our speakers, talked about networking and how to make the most of those moments. We often anticipate networking opportunities as situations where we’re going to gain something from someone else. Abby emphasized that when meeting someone new, it’s good to first listen to what the person is saying and then think of what you can offer that can be helpful to them. By developing relationships this way, you create real connections that help to build long-lasting associations instead of the quick business card swap.
For more on building relationships, check out this piece from Shelley Zalis, Senior Contributor, ForbesWomen. Shelley explains that “When you create connections based on shared interests and goals, you’ll be more successful at your job because people want to work with people they know and like.”