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Welcome to episode 62 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 listeners three pieces of advice on how you can build a solid foundation for a long-lasting meaningful relationship through finding common ground with your contacts.

When you communicate about something you are really interested in, that could be your job, your children, football etc, your passion will really come across and people are drawn to that passion and excitement.

The first piece of advice is to be prepared and research the guests before the event. Focus on what common goals and interests you share because this is a great way to start conversations with them.

The second tip is to tap into your inner excitement. When someone asks “what do you do?” make sure your passion comes across. The power of storytelling is one of the best ways to do this, so think of a short success story you can share.

The final thing is to ask questions. Use the event as an icebreaker by asking questions such as “why did you come to the event?” and as the conversation takes off from there, you are sure to find some more common ground.

If you enjoyed listening to today’s episode, listen to more #AskMark episodes on iTunes or here on the website, along with my What I Know Now podcasts, blogs and videos.

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Thanks for Listening!
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