Different people, different back ground, different culture, different habits, different goals but one thing which is very essential to reach wherever you want, to achieve your goals and that characteristic is networking.
If you have a good network around yourself, probably everything becomes accessible to you. Not everyone is a good net worker and some are really bad at it because they think it is odd to go and talk to strangers. The truth is networking is not in bound thing it is a skill which can be developed over time.
Let’s talk about some of the easier ways or strategies using which even people who hate networking can become an easy going net worker.
Smile: It is said first impression is the last impression, which can also be re-framed to say first impression lasts long. So best way to associate with a person is the first time. So a smile at first glance will not only give another person that you are greeting hi well but will also tell him that you are very much approachable. So, a smile will develop a strong network without even speaking a single word. Probably it can also lead another person to come and speak to you.
Get there early: The best way to develop your network is to visit the place where you find lots of people, especially parties, show, concerts, events etc. So the trick to hell with people is to get there first because then you get the time to start a conversation and start with the general questions to know each other more. Once you start knowing thongs about each other there will definitely be some areas of common interest which will become the reason for your bonding i.e. may be that particular visit. For example many people meet during a music concert and they become connected because of that topic music. Then they start going to music shows together and the network grows like this.
Don’t pitch talk: If you want to develop a bond with someone, then a chit chat or small talk like what is your name or how are you is not at all a good idea for that. You will have to start a conversation and then that conversation will automatically come over to a topic which will give a fire to your bond. For example when you go to see a cricket match, you can talk about the favourite cricketers and then maybe you can start discussing the topic on the fundamentals of the game. When the fundamentals come into limelight a real conversation begins.
Follow up: Well begun is half done but without a proper follow up the remaining 50 % cannot be achieved. So to maintain the bonding a proper association is very needed, so you should make sure that you have some kind of contact detail of another person. Very important thing is to contact that person within the next 48 hours to give him or her idea that you are interested.