Why and how you should start networking – in 3 steps – today!

Why and how you should start networking – in 3 steps – today!


Why and how you should start networking – in 3 steps – today!

Featuring my friend DanRam in this post! And a guest from Tom Bilyeu.



The mindset of networking in 3 steps, by Mikel Mangold.

Step 1: Why do you want to network? Define the reasons you are networking.

Step 2: Don’t go to show you’re important; find ways to see how you can be important to them.

Step 3: Educate yourself. Knowledge is power – Be interested in everything; so, you can talk with anyone. Sport, education, sustainability, business. Every topic matters. Be a generalist when you network – that’s your power.

The key mindset for networking – Empathy and Confidence. Be confident YOU ARE ENOUGH. If you don’t know the topic, be curious and ask about the topic.

Taking action in 3 steps, by Mikel Mangold

Step 1: Go to a conference and dress like the others. If they all wear suits; wear a suit. If they all wear a t-shirt; wear a t-shirt. People like people that are like them.

Step 2: Start the conversation by saying the simplest thing you can say like – “amazing food today, don’t you agree? / “I love the speaker; he is amazing!” / “Hi, how are you today? How did you find about this place?” -> Ask about them, learn about what they do first before talking about you.

Step 3: For efficient networking –never leave without asking his contact information

  • “Do you have a card?“
  • “Do you have LinkedIn? Let’s connect!”
  • “Let’s meet for a coffee next week“

I often finish my conversation with: “How can I help you?“

Remember: You don’t ask; you don’t get. It’s all about asking. 

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Career networking is crucial for young people with only a few experiences.

 According to a survey by Performance-Based Hiring Learning Systems, 85% of respondents found their job via networking.

However, start early. At a seminar I was a few years ago; the speaker said it takes 4 years to build a strong network you can rely on. Don’t wait!

Dressing up is crucial. What do you want to communicate to others about you?

Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner literally wrote the book on this phenomenon, which she calls the “psychology of dres”.

To finish. We live in a world today where you can network online and offline. I always follow up on social media (LinkedIn and Twitter) and write a post about the event. It worked so well, every time! Would you like to know how to use LinkedIn?

“It’s Not What You Know. It’s Who You Know”

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