Don’t Network – NetWeave Instead

By John Whiting, - In Marketing

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Contributed by Bob Littell –

With networking, you’re only focused on your own needs, problems, or opportunities. When you NetWeave, you are listening with a different focus:

“Is there someone I know who you would benefit meeting?”

“Do I have resources or information which would be of value to you – no-strings-attached?

Have you impressed me so much, I need to find a way to help you first. . .then invite you to become part of my Trusted Resource Network.

To NetWeave, you have to first be a ‘giver’ and not a ‘taker’. But over time, the results from your NetWeaving efforts will far out-perform those of your more ‘what’s in it for me’. And after you’ve helped someone and they turn the table and ask how they can help you, just ask them to ‘pay it forward’ and do the same for someone else. But after they agree to do that, they will still insist to find a way to help you.

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