Networking is an art and it requires some skill to yield the right results. Often, we can do the right thing the wrong way and not get the results we were looking for.
On February 25, 2015, Dr. Howard Leifman spoke at the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management New York City Alumni Club at the Lubin House about networking. Dr. Leifman turned this into an unconventional networking event by providing good nuggets and helping all the attendees to make the right connections by the end of the night.
Here’s some of the information he provided that you need to keep to the forefront the next time that you are networking:
- 1. “Remember that you bring something to the table too. Learn what questions to ask to get people to talk about themselves.”
- 2. “LinkedIn works by being exponential (It’s best when you have approximately 250-300 connections. Leifman said that these people shouldn’t be random connections, but people that you actually know)."
- 3. “People say that they hate selling, but they are selling themselves everyday of their lives—whether its dating, an interview, etc.”
- 4. “You’re either a source or resource.”
- 5. “When you are networking, it is a commercial about yourself.”
- 6. “You don’t have a relationship instantaneously.”
Dr. Leifman started and ended this event on a high-note. He got all the attendees to open up.