by Greg Hague
A Tip to Establish Instant Rapport
A world-class network of friends? To me, that’s job #1.
My friend Bruce says, “Deals don’t make you money, people do.”
How true. Whatever you want, someone else has.
These days the rage is about building a “list.” This often means accumulating a database of people through email campaigns.
I’d rather have 200 people who know me, care about me, and want to help me, than 200,000 who wish I’d quit clogging their email inbox.
But just getting out to meet people isn’t enough. It’s pointless to index people who aren’t interested in knowing you. With that in mind, here is a tip for hitting it off right off the bat:
Look like ‘em. Act like ‘em. Know what interests ‘em.
People are naturally attracted to those who look like them, act like them, and have similar interests.
I’m not suggesting that you change who you are. I am suggesting that you prepare in advance for the people you’ll meet. In the first 30 seconds, adjust to their body language and rhythm of speech.
Savvy Says . . .
“Deals don’t make you money – people do.”
*Next time I’ll be more specific with 9 PRACTICAL TIPS to hit it off right off the bat.