Networking brings not only contacts but also investment and business in the future. Being a good networker first means to be shameless, and to get attention from people by praising them or by discovering similar interests or experiences. A second step is to speak out the right things, even about sensible topics. Then work hard at networking by doing research in advance on the people at the same event. A small trick about networking is to meet people “seemingly” accidentally.
See Shumpter, “The Network Effect”, TheEconomist.com (January 17, 2015).
Posted by Jiaqi Wang, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.