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Welcome to episode 57 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 this episode, I offer listeners three tips on how you can take just an ordinary contact and turn them into a warm acquaintance to allow them to help you achieve your goals.

A great networker strategically massages his network in order to turn contacts into trusted acquaintances and friends. The way to do this is simple: you must consistently provide value to these contacts without expecting anything in return.

The first thing you should do is find out what you have in common. When you meet someone for the first time, look to some find mutual ground. It is just like socialising with a friend.

My second piece of advice is to take an interest in them. If you want to turn a contact into a warm acquaintance, find out how you can add value to them. This will help you create many relationships that are mutually beneficial.

The final tip is to follow up. Don’t wait for the contact to make the first move, send a quick email saying why you would like to meet up and what’s it in for them. It is important to stay in touch on a regular basis.

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