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15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

Zac Frank, Tania Khadder, and Alice Handley | InsideTech

March 26, 2010

Not Asking Questions

People love to talk about themselves. Including you. Instead of talking incessantly about your needs, your goals and your interests, throw in a question here or there. Give them some room to get a word in. Prompt them to tell you a little bit about themselves. This way, not only will they feel like they are actually part of the conversation, but you’ll actually learn a little bit about them. And the more you know about them, the more you’ll know what they can do for you and even – brace yourself —what you can do for them.

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