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5 Ways to Stop Embarrassing Yourself When You Try to Network


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A 'matcher' approach to networking? "The goal of networking is to connect with people who can help you make a sale, get a referral, establish a contact, etc. When we network, we want something.

But at first, never ask for what you want. In fact, you may never ask for what you want. Forget about what you can get and focus on what you can provide. Giving is the only way to establish a real connection and relationship. Focus solely on what you can get out of the connection and you will never make meaningful, mutually beneficial connections."

When we network, we seek to connect with people we'd like a relationship with.

It does not have to be about wanting. 

I agree. 

But this is a giver's view. :)

You're right, it's the givers who can go into situations without bring driven by our wants. 

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