Test Your Networking Know-How
How much do you really know about networking? Speaker/trainer/author Scott Ginsberg has put together a test that gauges the participant's true knowledge of the fine art of networking:
- The best definition of networking is:
- Schmoozing at meetings and events
- The solicitation of funds
- Building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships
- Marketing and selling your products and services to everyone in the room so you can meet your sales quota before your boss fires you
- Why do you network?
- To develop your business
- To help other people
- To share information
- All of the above
- What are the most effective ways to network?
- Regularly attending meetings, events and activities
- Talking to random people in the streets, stores, buses, and bathrooms
- Offering referrals, resources and recommendations
- It doesn't matter as long as you help others first and remember that it ain't [SIC] about you
- True or False: Networking is not a skill, but rather a hereditary trait passed down from your father not unlike height or Male Pattern Baldness.
- True or False: Networking isn't always strategic, but frequently occurs by an accident and/or stroke of luck which falls in your lap like a gift from God.
To find out how you did, click here to get the results, as well as some tips from Ginsberg.