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Improving networking ability

Question
What can I do to make networking come more naturally to me? 
Answer
Of course, the best way become a better networker is - as in all things: practice makes perfect.

But you can also develop your emotional intelligence, a/ka, Emotional Quotient, or EQ. This is the ability to use, communicate, recognize, remember, learn from and manage our relationships with other people. The higher one’s EQ, the more natural it seems for an individual to network. Here are some tips for improving your EQ:

- Develop a deliberate and habitual networking style that sets you apart from the ordinary business person

- Network appropriately (honor the event)

- Follow through on all contacts

By focusing on these concepts you will be developing your emotional intelligence, and networking will inevitably begin to come more and more naturally to you. 
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
Related Categories: Communication, Networking
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