As I think about Networking, I look at stacks of cards, attempting to put faces to their names.
What is it that makes one memorable in networking? I think it's the ED Principle....
What, you say, is the ED Principle? Well, have you ever met someone who is fascinating to listen to? They are well read, well traveled, well, just well EVERYTHING! They're so very interesting. Yet, did they make an impression?
Consider the ED Principle. The Principle that says that you're more interest-ED in them than interest-ing to them. As you practice the ED Principle, you'll be known as a brilliant conversationalist. Asking questions, saying, "tell me more about that," will cause you to be memorable!
If you have challenges being interest-ED, take a look at this marvelous video:
And if you'd like to learn even more about Networking, Take a look at my LinkedIn article that I just wrote, and connect with me on LinkedIn! As Team Referral Director here in Orange County, I'm always looking for interesting people that I can be interested in!