As a Leadership and Transition Coach, I’ve learned how powerful questions can help you connect and get to the heart of the matter. When you are networking, use these questions to demonstrate your good faith and offer your help in advancing the other’s business interest:
5 Questions to understand a business connection and provide value:
- What are you looking for?
- How can I help you?
- How important is LinkedIn to your efforts? (Offer to connect).
- What kind of people/customers/partners are you looking to meet?
- When is a good time to circle back with each other?
You will be remembered long term when you offer more value in the short run than you expect in return. To catch up on ALL the questions in this series, go to www.ledermark.com/blog.
Gerri Leder is president of LederMark Communications & Coaching, engaged in thought leadership, leadership and transition coaching.