10 habits of expert networkers

We know, we know. You hate networking. But it isn’t so terrible when you see strangers as potential friends and try to make a genuine connection.

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I’ve noticed that the world’s best connectors do things similarly.

We all know the people who meet others with ease, always seem to have the influencers in their corner and are constantly surrounded by passionate and inspiring people.

Whether they know it or not, these people all follow a certain set of habits. Let these habits serve as a guide for how to approach the people around you. Without these people, you’re nowhere. With them, anything’s possible.

Here are the 10 habits of people who can connect with anyone:

1. Smile.

This is by far the fastest way to create a connection. It’s also a powerful show of confidence, which people respect and are drawn to. Smiles are contagious, and the simple act of smiling makes people feel better. Whether you’re approaching a close friend, a bus driver, someone you’re dying to meet or a room full of strangers, there is no stronger opener.

2. See friends, not strangers.

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