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Networking 101 – Be sure to list your achievements

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Dr. Renate Volpe, in her nugget cards entitled “Networking Tips” says:

“Tell people what it is that you are good at or have done well.  Don’t confuse the communication of factual business information with false modesty.”

Oh I am absolutely for this one!  Look, I understand that no-one wants to go around telling everyone how fantastic they are and the list of their achievements.  It’s not the best thing to do, if you are socializing – however, if you are networking it is essential.

People need to know what you have achieved.  It all goes to who you are and what you have done.  It goes to your credibility.  It goes to your deliverables.  It tells people that you do deliver, that you do achieve and that you can be trusted.  It lets people know that others have used your services or bought your products and they have been well pleased with what you did for them.

In short it tells them that you are trustworthy and they will be more willing to part with their hard earned moola.

So don’t hide your achievements under the blankets as if you are ashamed of them.  Tell everyone what you have done with your life and tell it proudly.  I am sure you worked very hard to achieve it, be proud that you have and show it.

For more information on Renate, please visit her website at www.drrenatevolpe.co.za

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