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How To Network

  Shared By: Howcast      Date: Mar 07      Category: Networking     
Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from lodgerfilms and more videos in the Networking category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com Ever hear that what counts is not what you know, but who you know? Practice networking and before long you'll know just what's what and who's who. To complete this How-To you will need: Trade organizations to join Good social skills And persistence Step 1: Practice &quot;Four F rule&quot; Practice the "Four F rule"—family, friends, family of friends, and friends of family. In other words, talk to everyone you can think of about your career goals. Step 2: Have business cards made Have business cards made so you have something professional to hand out when you meet people. Step 3: Join organizations Join professional organizations related to your field. For example, if you are a woman working in the media world, you could join the not-for-profit womeninfilm.org. Tip: Websites like www.linkedin.com can help you find out what professional contacts your friends have. Step 4: Listen to mentors Listen attentively to potential mentors. As the saying goes, "You can make more contacts in two hours by showing interest in people than you will in two years of trying to get them interested in you." Tip: Maintain eye contact when you are speaking <b>...</b>

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