Today’s network is tomorrow's business deal or new role. Your MBA Alumni like you, seek to build networks and develop long lasting business relationships. How do you that? Here are my eleven tips:
#1. When you meet someone new, ask them about themselves. View a conversation as an opportunity to begin a relationship. Focus on the other person - not on yourself, your business pitch or your story.
#2. When appropriate, leave a LinkedIn recommendation for someone in your network - even if you haven't seen them in a while.
#3. Ask questions of each person you meet. They don't have to be business questions. Take the time to get to know people before launching into any type of pitch.