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15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

Zac Frank, Tania Khadder, and Alice Handley | InsideTech

March 26, 2010

Poor Etiquette

Etiquette – good or bad – can extend from table manners to punctuality to your approach to social networking. And if you think people don’t notice, you’re wrong. Committing this type of blunder is so self destructive, it deserves its own article. In a nutshell, mind your manners!

Don’t be late to meetings, enter group conversations sensitively, don’t talk with your mouth full and keep your emails (and your Facebook profile) professional. A common etiquette mistake – and one that will quickly land you a top spot on the blacklist – is to share a person’s contact details without their permission. Check in with them first. Always. Even if you’re doing them a favor.