Associates at Dallas 360 know that the secret to building lasting contacts is investing in quality talk and time together. However, how do you achieve this through the chaos of the standard networking event? Focus on maintaining one-on-one, high-quality conversations. Even if they are short, people will remember you.
Rather than looking around the room to see who you will approach next or who would be better to talk to, turn all your attention to the person in front of you. Face your conversation partner, make strong eye contact, and pay close attention. All these efforts contribute to a positive first impression and, when continued, help you build a lasting impression that is positive as well.
Associates at Dallas 360 know that the best way to build respect is by valuing others and actively listening to them. Each of these exchanges, even if they are with people you feel are tangential to your cause, contributes to your overall reputation in the business community.
As anyone in the marketing and consulting industry knows, the imprint you leave is just as important as the first impression you make, so ensure you leave a positive lasting impact. Dallas 360 helps our associates learn not only how to make a strong first impression but how to create the beginnings of a solid business bond. Use these insights to make an impact in your field.