This is the fourth (and last) post about the speech of Tom Peters in Antwerp (see also the two previous posts).
An interesting topic was “do the things other people hate to do”. He gave the example of walking dogs.
How does this apply to networking?
If you find people who do these jobs, you have a very interesting resource for other people.
In other words, you can give people a “present” by telling them about services like dog walking.
And just by making the connection you will improve your relationship with both parties.
This is an excellent tactic if you are in sales and you don’t want to go to networking events because you have the feeling you only going there to “take” from others. Most people want to keep the “relationship account” in balance, but don’t know what to “give” to others.
Making connections is one of the best things you can do. And by having a database that helps people with personal “problems” you can always make meaningful connections.
Have a great networking day !