The first training session of the year was “Stepping up – Secrets to becoming a world class networker” hosted by Joe Dilger, JCI Senator 62404.
We discussed the use the use of online networking and how most people still prefer to have the face to face contact when networking. There’s something about meeting someone in person that makes it easier to trust them and build a future networking relationship. However, it is often a great way to begin making contact with new people or to follow up with after a meeting.
We also realised that almost every opportunity is a networking possibility and could result in a new contact, even with VIPs. A chance meeting in a lift with someone who appears to be a total stranger could in fact be the VIP speaker at the event you are attending!
Next, Joe explained to us about the Japanese way of giving and accepting business cards. How it is to be treated with respect and should always be given and taken with both hands and then never simply placed in your pocket uncaringly!
The session was extremely informative and was very fun and interactive. It was a great session to build up our knowledge and confidence with networking. Thanks Joe!
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This post was written by Kathryn Haines