Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Having a Conversation or How to Network Part II

Okay, so you've figured out that having a conversation is an art form. Maintaining a conversation can be a challenge, but, as business owners, conversation leads to building relationships, networking and positive impressions. So how do you make sure that you have left a positive impression?

You end the conversation with appreciation. You show your partner that you enjoyed the interchange in an upbeat way. You always do this with a smile and a handshake, even if it means going around the table. This final exchange, this surge of goodwill if I may, will leave a lasting impression. Remember that this sign of appreciation is a compliment during the last moments of your meeting and will be remembered.