Ever wondered how some people get to strike a conversation with just about anybody and make new connections? Well, if you want to get some real tips on how to go about making a new contact in business or in life, Terri L. Sjodin provides some great techniques in this book.
First impressions are formed within seconds of meeting new people and Terri gives tips on how to start and finish conversations in as little as 30-seconds and build a new business contact too, right in the elevator of your company. The trick, according to her, is to leave room for curiosity and more reasons to meet up again in future.
If you purchase the audio CD set of this book, the last CD has PDF resources packed with tips and step-by-step guide to speed networking. Many professional networking groups around the world use speed networking where you only get about 1-minute to meet new people and make business contacts. If you’ve ever been to one of these events, you’ll know that a minute is not enough time to get much information about a person’s job and how you can mutually help each other in business. ‘Small Message, Big Impact’ is a good resource for such speed-networking whether you’re in a formal networking night out or stuck in the elevator with a stranger, you learn new ways to make new contacts.
Recommendation: For shy networkers.