How to Network Like a Pro? Try Spending 1 Minute Doing This Simple Task

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You know you should but it feels like a chore. Not with the Heivly plan. The power of networking is evident. The practice of networking remains a chore and problematic to most. I am the consummate networker and I can help you so that a little time spent every morning is paid back in spades. In 2009 and still relatively new to the Raleigh/Durham area in North Carolina I met with over 275 people in about 3 months. There were 4-5 meetings per day, 4 days per week (I saved Fridays to catch up, memorialize the meetings notes and create follow ups). This bordered on obsessive but I had a plan and my new business required that I know as many players in the local area as possible. Today that number sits somewhere north of 4,500 one-on-one meetings. I am a Malcolm Gladwell connector. But I only spend about 15-30 minutes a day “managing my network”. Here are three easy steps to creating and enhancing your networking skills: Make a list of 30 people you want to stay connected to on a regular basis. Use a spreadsheet. Use a fancy CRM or Contact Manager. Use a group label in Google

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