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Welcome to episode 56 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.

I would love to hear your questions so please head to wikn.co/askmark where you can either fill out the form or record your question for me. You can also drop me your questions in the comments box or on social media in the links below.

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 you three tips on how you can nail your initial introduction when meeting new people at a networking event and make a really good first impression.

When you are meeting people for the first time, one key thing you need to get right in your introduction is to approach others with a genuine interest in who they are. This will help you build strong long-lasting connections.

The first piece of advice is to be prepared. A well-considered, crafted introduction will help you overcome any nerves and remember to find out who is attending the event so you have an idea of which people you would like to meet.

The second thing I would say is to focus on your value. If someone asks you “what do you do?” make it sound really interesting. Tap into the power of storytelling and give them a brief, specific success story.

The final tip is to focus outwards and look for ways that you can help. The more you search for solutions to other people’s problems, it will become a lot easier making connections in a room full of strangers.

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