In the previous post we looked at some factors that can take your networking to not working. Lack of soft skills, people skills is the biggest challenge in today’s fast paced world. For networking to work we must be effective with others which means being truly interested in them and willing to listen.
One of the keys to success in your networking is the culture you bring into every interaction. Your culture is a reflection of how you think and care about yourself. Remember, the goal of networking is to build deeper relationships. If the culture you are bringing is toxic that will not happen.
As a Personal Development Training houston in The Woodlands and as a personal business coach in Houston I have witnessed with clients the impact their culture can have on relationships. The first thing you must bring in your culture to others is a sense of safety. If people sense you are turbulent, angry, totally into your own opinions they realize this is not a safe place to be. If it is not safe, they will leave.
Bringing safety and some calm are excellent foundations for building deeper relationships. Only when people feel safe, can they be creative in expanding and deepening a relationship. Creativity is essential to seeing greater dimensions in people and to building deeper relationships.