Perhaps “Stop Word Vomit Now” ought to be my new tagline for my enterprise. I am kidding. I do a number of networking and this is the factor – I observe (and expertise) folks doing wackadoodle (that is the technical time period) issues on a regular basis which might be completely going to lose them connections and enterprise, as a substitute of creating them.Here is my query to you, “Have you been at an event and introduced yourself and then, before you have a chance to say another word, they start their word vomiting?” Here is what phrase vomiting feels like… “Hi Kim, I’m Hilda and I sell vitamins in fact my vitamins are the best in the world they are all organic and they are backed by research that only my company has done in the Amazon Rain Forest we source these vitamins from native people we pay a fair wage to and we love all people in the world – would you like to buy some?”It looks like an assault, as a substitute of a dialog. My first thought is “breathe”. OK, that is in all probability not my first thought, and I do not suppose I can write my first thought with out being censored.I am assuming you’ll NEVER do that your self and if you happen to do, my recommendation to you is STOP. Cease now.What must you do as a substitute?Right here is the golden rule of networking: GIVE greater than you get. Be a connector.Go to networking occasions with the concept, and perspective, that you’re there to assist different folks make connections, and develop their enterprise. It’s not often, if ever, acceptable to promote at a networking occasion.Your aim for the occasion ought to be one – 5 substantive conversations the place the individual will bear in mind you afterwards. Then, for goodness sake, comply with via on any introductions or commitments you made.Additionally, use the 80/20 rule, the place you discuss 20% of the time, they usually discuss 80%. Your 20% ought to be principally made up of actually good questions. As well as, after they ask you a query, reply with a brief reply after which flip it again over to them. It would sound one thing like this, “Hi Kim, what do you do?” “Jerry, thanks for asking. I work with mid-market companies who have the challenge of managers who are promoted because of their technical skill, and they don’t know how to manage people. I train them, and the company typically sees a minimum of a 15% increase in productivity. What’s your experience with manager training?”I promise you’ll make significant connections and develop your corporation networking this manner.