Don't Be A Jerk While Networking

Allison Graham

If you network for business you’re bound to meet a jerk (or a few).

What do you do when you have good, authentic intentions for networking and the person you’re meeting with has a more aggressive approach? This episode of FU-CHAAA Fridays comes from a friend’s story. After a few sentences, the woman she was networking with said, “Tell me how you’re going to put money in my pocket or you’re wasting my time?”

In this episode:

  • Why cliched advice, “Don’t take it personally” doesn’t help.
  • The four things to do when you’re networking with someone who is a jerk.
  • Important things to do, so that you don’t turn into a jerk while networking for business.
  • Three ideas of what to do so you don’t get caught in the busy-busy cycle of connecting and not making money.

Key takeaways:

  • Set boundaries when networking, including learning to say no, limit length of connection meetings, and network during times of the day when you’re not committed to high-earning activities.
  • Networking for business means you need to pay attention to the value in a connection: you can think it and plan for it, but don’t say it to the person you’re meeting.
  • Don’t place judgments, based on past bad experiences of being taken advantage of, on new connections.
  • Stop adding fuel to the fire by continually retelling your negative stories while you’re out networking for business.

Check out Allison's books:

Married My Mom Birthed A Dog: How to be Resilient When Life Sucks

and

From Business Cards to Business Relationships: Personal Branding and Profitable Networking Made Easy

Connect with Allison Graham: 

Website: www.allisongraham.co

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AllisonDGraham
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/resiliencyninja
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/allisondgraham
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisondgraham/
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisongraham/  
Email: allison@adg333.wpengine.com.co

Don’t miss an episode! SUBSCRIBE on your fave platform.

RSS: www.R-ninja.com/podcast
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AllisonDGraham
iTunes: https://bit.ly/RN-itunes
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/RN-Stitcher
Google Play: https://bit.ly/RN-google-play

Struggling to Balance Your Time?

Register for this free email course to discover the 21 Best Solutions to Take Control of Your Time.
YesNot Yet

The Workweek Fix: Love Your Work, Loathe the Stress of the Workweek? Check Out This Online Course

Love your work, but loathe the stressful workweek? Check out this online course!

Get Details

It is possible to be successful AND have a life!

Get Your Copy

Planning a Conference / Training Initiative?

Let's have a call to see if 
we're a fit for each other.
BOOK A CALL
CHECK AVAILABILITY
PREFER TO EMAIL
allison-graham-initials-140x102© ALLISON GRAHAM 2022
ELEVATE SEMINARS + STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT INC
305-611 WONDERLAND RD. N. LONDON, ON, CANADA, N6H5N7

hello@allisongraham.com | 647-699-1233
menu-circlecross-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram