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The SN Tip of the week is to polish your elevator pitch. I coin it your "verbal image". Whether in person or online, make sure that you are able to describe who you are, what you do and how you add value. Your pitch should be 30 seconds or less. As well as, concise, clear and interesting.
Use this tip to excel in networking!
The SN Tip of the week is to find balance. Make sure that your networking activities are not only productive but fulfilling their intended purposes. Carve out time for networking on a regular basis and keep a consistent schedule. Truly connect with your colleagues and support one another.
Use this tip to add sustainability to your networking.
The SN Tip of the week is to give (or ask) for a referral. Use this as an opportunity to promote an individual, business or organization or vice versa. Offer relevant and up to date info to build trust and credibility for a convincing call to action.
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