“Networking, Can it be Learned?”

Reblogger Praful Thakkar
Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners

It is easy if you practice!

Just connect with people and makr them you Sphre of Inflence.

Share your referrals and you'll get one!

A re-post from Joe Petrowsky.


Can it be Learned?” 

Original content by Joe Petrowsky NMLS # 6869

“Networking, Can it be Learned?”


I hear people constantly say, that I am a natural networker, I wish I knew what that really means. I view it as me being me with a focus on a mutual opportunity, but only after I find what I can possibly do for them. Along the way, I meet some truly amazing people, many of which have become friends.


There is no such thing as the right venue for me. Yes, I belong to a BNI group, 15 years now and we meet every Wednesday morning, during that time period, I have given out over 2000 referrals, over 70% has turned into business for the person who got the referral.


I belong to a Breakfast Club that meets twice a month, which I have been part of for 6 months. I am not yet the number one referral giver as of yet, but that is my mission.


It doesn’t matter to me, if I am in the grocery store, waiting in a line at the bank or waiting for a table at a restaurant. Everyone I interact with is an opportunity, is that networking?


So, here is the question, when you are in a networking situation, is your focus what can I possibly do for the person who I’m speaking with. Who can I refer to them?


Most of the time, when I interact with folks in business, the focus is new business for them, rather than what they might be able to do for someone else. There is nothing wrong with bringing in new business, doing something for someone else, that will always bring future business back to you.


I am not sure the “how to” when it comes to networking, but if it is only about what’s in it for you, in my humble opinion, it can’t be learned.

 Can Networking be learned?


Do you think networking can be learned? 


image courtesy of nuttakit/freedigitalphotos.net


Subscribe to my blog via Email:


Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Joe Petrowsky, NMLS #6869

Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS #2709

110 Main St.

Manchester, Ct. 06042

Office: 860 647-7701 x116

Fax: 860 647-8940

Cell: 860 836-9294

Email: joe@righttracfg.com



Like me on facebookfollow me on twitterConnect with me on linkedin

Joe Petrowsky does not guarantee nor is in any way responsible for the accuracy of the information provided herein, and provides said information without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied.

Equal Housing Statement: We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing becuase of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Real Estate Best Practices

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Most things can be learned except being excellent at something, a lot of the time. Do you know what I mean?

Sep 12, 2018 11:35 PM #2
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’m not sure of the above on the mobile version is spam or not. Please be advised.

Sep 12, 2018 11:36 PM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Networking does come easier for some.  Othes need to work at it.

Sep 13, 2018 03:03 AM #4
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I really like about making it about other people, or you're missing the point.

Sep 13, 2018 03:28 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Praful. Joe is a master, only getting better, because he works at it daily in the right way. Enjoy your day.

Sep 13, 2018 05:02 AM #6
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Praful Thakkar

Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
What did my neighbor's home sell for?
Spam prevention

Additional Information