Networking is an important part of our growth, and we rely on several best practices to maximize our efforts. We’ve learned that the initial moments of a first-time interaction are critical to the trajectory a relationship will take. That’s why we cover successful first impressions in the Blue Chip Dallas training program. Here are some of our favorite strategies:
” We Consider Everyone a Gatekeeper: It’s great to connect with high-level industry influencers. We know they aren’t the only people worth getting to know, however. Everyone holds a key to a new opportunity. We keep this in mind no matter whom we meet, from neighbors and restaurant servers to receptionists and community leaders. We’re keenly aware of our own value as well, and share it wherever possible. This openness and interest in others creates all sorts of opportunities for Blue Chip Dallas.
” We Leverage Attitude and Body Language: Attitude and body language are just as impactful as the spoken word – maybe even more so. We stay positive, knowing that honey is much more attractive than vinegar. What’s more, straight posture, firm handshakes, eye contact, and genuine smiles convey kindness and confidence.
The effect of a great first impression is not lost on us. These strategies help us pave the way to lasting relationships. For more details on our networking activities, like Blue Chip Dallas on Facebook.