Denise Pitot’s TOP Networking Tips: #12
Whether you are a seasoned networker, or learning the ropes, here are some of my top tips to help you to get the most out of your networking events.
Recently I was given a business card by a man who delivered it to me with two hands. He handed it over to me with care. It made me take extra note of the card and realise that he was indeed giving me a very special gift. It was the gift of being given permission to make contact with him.
I have also had the experience of being almost thrown a business card across the table. How different these two gestures are; and incredible how the actions evoke such contrasting emotions about the person in question.
My top tip is to hand your business card over with two hands, do it slowly. By the same token, receive a business card slowly, with two hands, acknowledging the gift you are being given.