Championship Networking Tip – Create Hooks!

Eric Shaw’s networking tip: Create Hooks!

When you attend a networking function, organized or otherwise, don’t be afraid to share a personal tidbit or two. In other words, consciously extend a personal hook for others to latch onto.

Personal hooks are like seeds, once planted, they take root. When choosing someone to work with, wouldn’t you rather choose someone that shares something in common with you? .

Hooks are safe ways to break the ice. Find common ground.

Remember: The Way We Do Anything Is The Way We Do Everything.


101 steps everyone should master in order to become a Champion Networker. Practice these steps daily and they will eventually become reflex, both in business and in daily life. Refer to them whenever necessary; employ them with reliability. [Order]

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