Usually, when you are new to networking the first awkward questions you ask yourself would be ‘what do I say?’ and ‘How do I connect?’ but in time you learn that the real objective in networking is just to be fully present with the person that you’re connecting with. “Your sole focus to connect at a deep level, listen deeply and intently and be genuinely interested because that is really what we’re about,” shares Linda Rasch from Your Vibrant Brand. A connection must be made at a meaningful deep level. We are here to help each other be successful and when we do that everything changes. Suddenly it’s about being of service and things actually happen magically. Forget what you need to do, just show up and really be interested in the person that you’re connecting to.
All of us want to not only be heard but be listened to. It’s so important to be interested than to try to be interesting when you’re trying to make real meaningful connections. These kind of connections last longer and shows how real of a person you can be when dealing with others.