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You Can Become a Great Networker, if You are an Introvert Part 1

December 13th, 2012


How can you train yourself to become a great networker? These seven pictures give you a simple method. Follow the system and practice, practice, practice.

You are competent at your work and an introvert. See! First step was easy! Not sure if you are you an Introvert? More about introverts in a blogpost I will write next year.

You write a 30 second elevator pitch. Your elevator pitch includes your name and a sound bite to make the listener curious about what you do best at your job. Practice in front of a mirror at home 20 times. Practice on friends 10 times.

Now you go out your door and meet a new person. Practice your elevator pitch.

Follow up by e-mail or letter. Write down who you followed up and what you wrote.

You goal is to help the person you met in some way that person wants to be helped. For example  share a tiny bit of your professional knowledge for free.

I can help you perform your pitch in a way so it is more YOU and makes the other person more curios about what you do best at your job.

I can help you create a simple system for follow up, so you can keep track of what you have told who.

First steps:

  1. Write your elevator pitch.
  2. Read it out loud while timing yourself. Is it longer than 30 seconds? Make it shorter.
  3. Send me the elevator pitch by email: I will answer within 48 hours.
  4. If you want me to follow you up more, I can telephone to your boss about funding.


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  1. December 16th, 2012

    I like the point you made yesterday while we ate bacon Indian style, about how we introverts have to practice acting like ourselves because when we are nervous we tend to forget be ourselves. Do you have any literature recommendations about this?

    • December 19th, 2012

      Interesting claim. Tom Erik, when you’ve read up on the subject, a brief sum up would be highly appreciated.

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