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Bad networking techniques

Question
Is there such a thing as a bad networking style? 
Answer
Absolutely. The worst styles of networking is referred to as “scorched-earth networking” and is the best example of how to fail as a networker. Avoid doing these behaviors of a scorched-earth networker:

- Moves from networking group to networking group, dissatisfied with the quality of referrals they get.

- Talks more than listens.

- Doesn’t “honor the event” by networking at inappropriate opportunities.

- Thinks visibility is most important and ignores the value of building credibility.

- Has a “get” and not “give” mentality.

- Views networking as a transaction, not a relationship. 
Brain Trust contributor: Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder and Chairman of BNI and author of many books, including Truth or Delusion?and Masters of Success
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