You know that networking can connect you with the next big opportunity in your career. And that's exactly why you leave your comfort zone to do it.
But all your efforts are a little pointless if you never follow up in a meaningful way. If you want to grow that initial meeting into something more, you have to impress the other person, and lay the foundation for an ongoing relationship.
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Fortunately, it's not as daunting as it sounds.
There's a simple strategy you can use to stand out and impress anyone you meet (even if they've met 100 other people that day). I call it the Super-Connector strategy.