Resilience: How to Connect With People

Having a strong network of friends, relatives, colleagues or clients, is one of the most powerful tools that you can develop to become more resilient in difficult times.
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The best way to build a strong relationship is to be genuine and try to understand the other person’s perspective. Start the conversation by focusing on the other person’s interests. Listen actively by concentrating totally on what it is said, the body language and by asking powerful questions.

Here some tips I would like to share with you about effective networking for your business:

1-Define your target audience: It is very important to start with the end in mind.
1. Set a personal mission statement and a vision
2. Define your goals and objectives
3. Select networking groups based on your mission/goals
4. Use Online Social Networks such as Linkedin
5. Make a blog, or a newsletter with content focused on your prospects’ interests

2– Focus on the positive:
1. Recognize good chemistry instantly
2. Notice when there is no fit, and no sync
3. Look for commonalities and shared interests
4. Be aware of energy you project,
5. Practice positive behaviors and thoughts
6. Celebrate success

3- Attract people: You cannot control what people think, but you can create energy that draw people to you:
1. Be authentic
2. Establish credibility
3. Practice introducing yourself to convey self-confidence
4. Exercise every day: it boosts your brainpower, lowers your stress level and increases your energy

4- Effective Public Speaking:
1. Understand who your audience is
2. Focus your messages to your target audience
3. Keep your speech short and simple
4. Don’t read your slides
5. Ask questions to your audience
6. Reinforce the key message and follow-on actions at the end
7. Ask for feedback from peers, listen to recordings, and plan on how to improve and practice

5- Keep it simple: Attending multiple networking events can be energy draining, here some tips to keep things manageable:
1. Prioritize – use the wheel of life
2. Plan and stay focus
3. Set deadlines
4. Set boundaries,
5. Zap tolerations
6. Keep time for yourself
7. Just Say No
8. Stop procrastination
9. Think of what you are grateful for


About Anne Egros, Executive, Career and Expat Life Coach

Zest and Zen is a blog about Expat Life Challenges, Global Leadership, Intercultural Communication, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Change Psychology, Life Transitions
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