NLP Networking. Networking is a key skill. How do we get better at it?

Networking is a key business and life skill. A part of networking is stakeholder management which is a major part of business success.

Some key thoughts on networking:

  1. Create a list of people who you would like to meet
  2. Create a reason or excuse  for meeting (an NLP modelling project or a research project can be great reasons)
  3. Work out some key questions you want to ask them
  4. Carry out at least some initial research. (LinkedIn can be a good start)
  5. Contact them for a short meeting. (Email and phone and a combination of both can work)
  6. Meet them. Respect their time.
  7. Always thank them (for their time and thoughts. )  Consider asking if they know anyone else you should ask. Always work to keep the door open for another meeting.
  8. If you’ve put into action anything they’ve suggested write and let them know
  9. Incorporate social media into your approaches

How can NLP help? You can use NLP approaches to:

  1. Speed up rapport and trust
  2. Mentally rehearse your approach at meetings
  3. Ask better questions by (respectfully) using the Meta Model
  4. Leave them feeling good by using your state management skills

If you would like to learn more, book a telephone or Skype slot in Michael’s diary.

Book a ‘no charge’ Skype / phone session  in my diary, Michael, Director Business NLP Ltd

We’re delighted to include 6 podcasts and articles, following interviews with successful networkers.

 

NLP Networking

NLP Networking