The 5 types of terrible networkers

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So, you have been to a couple of business conferences chock full of people you should have no problem conducting business with. At the very least, you should have walked away with a few good contacts who will have no problem giving you some advice or feedback if you run into a business problem or are in need of an introduction. So, why hasn't your network grown and why are you no better off than you were before the conference? Because you are a terrible networker.

Networking is a skill, and you need to work on it in order to improve your game. That includes identifying habits that sabotage your efforts and replacing them with new and more productive habits.

If you have been to several business events, you've probably seen people who fit into the categories below. You may have fallen into some of these traps yourself. Take a few minutes and make your next event worth it -- if not for you, then for everyone else.

 

Comments

Sean Cheyney
Sean Cheyney April 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Thanks Kent. Appreciate the comment and the RT.

Kent Speakman
Kent Speakman April 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Great article bud!

Sean Cheyney
Sean Cheyney April 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Faye,

Glad you liked the article. Oh yeah... the Email List Builder... I used to meet those people at most at the Affiliate conferences like Affiliate Summit.

Faye Oney
Faye Oney April 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Great article...it gave me a chuckle today. I'd like to add a variation of the Business Card Collector. Let's call him the Email List Builder. This is the person who takes your business card, and automatically puts you on his email list. This happens to me every time I go to a networking event. Within a week I receive an email I never signed up for. Thanks for the lols!