Finding value in all of the people you meet
Increase your value of being an effective networker by knowing good people. Then, you are able to help those you meet and be known as a giver who helps other people grow their business. The networker who connects other people becomes the most valuable person in the room. You want to be the most valuable person in the room. You become that person by helping those around you. You help those around you by surrounding yourself with other valuable people.
In some way, most people you meet can be effective networking partners. When attending networking events and groups, don’t look for clients. Look for people who can help you grow your business and most importantly, can help you show others how to grow their business. Look for people who are either a 1) Center of Influence, 2) Connector or 3) Hidden gem. It’s important to realize what type of person you meet and then work with that person to help each other.