10 Commandments of Networking

Want to gain the most out of your business networking?
Follow the Ten Commandments of Networking!

  1. Thou shalt drop the “what is in it for me?” attitude.
  2. Thou shalt listen.
  3. Thou shalt build a relationship.
  4. Thou shalt give the first referral.
  5. Thou shalt not tell others of the referral you require. Thou shalt “show them” with a story.
  6. Thou shalt be specific of the type of referral.
  7. Thou shalt reciprocate when appropriate.
  8. Thou shalt participate in the network executive, functions, and network time.
  9. Thou shalt thank the one who gave you a referral.
  10. Thou shalt follow up referrals within 24 hours.