Welcome to episode 44 of Ask Mark, where I answer your questions about personal development to help you become the best version of yourself.
From interviewing people from all walks of life on the What I Know Now podcast, I want to share with you what I have learned from my guests by answering any questions you have about personal development, networking and building meaningful relationships. The aim of Ask Mark is to help you achieve your goals sooner and stand on the shoulders of giants.
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Now sit back, plug in those headphones and enjoy because it is time to learn together about personal development, networking, building meaningful relationships and much more.
In today’s episode, I offer three pieces of advice that will help you stop wasting time talking to the wrong people and start finding the right people who can help you achieve your goals.
Unfortunately, a lot of people see networking as a waste of time but if you do the right preparation for the event and you attend with a purpose, networking will become a whole lot easier.
To avoid spending time with the people who are unlikely to be of any benefit to you, do your research beforehand and find the right people. Find out who is going to the event that has the skillset to help you in the long-run.
The second thing is to figure out what your objectives are. When you have figured this out, try contacting the people who interest you. Explain why you are reaching out and maybe even arrange a meeting before the event.
Finally, it is all about quality, not quantity. Don’t feel you have to talk to everyone. Focus on 4-5 people, develop meaningful conversations with them and as always, don’t forget to follow up.
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