In a previous post about getting to know people, I discussed the truth which is we don’t know anything until we ask. Then in my post Do You Want to Meet Influential People? I covered why you must do a little research, find out about the person your trying to connect with, and then use it. So when you think about ‘Go for No!’ these are fundamentals for getting to kNOw people of influence.
Now, that brings us to some additional keys: be open, be flexible, and don’t be desperate.
Be Open: Don’t focus on your agenda, figure out what you have to offer the other person, even if little, the attempt is what matters.
Be Flexible: Again don’t get fixed or rigid in your agenda. Ask a couple questions and really listen to the other person’s answers. Feel compelled to impress them with your wit? Save it. Just focus on them for now.
Don’t be Desperate: If you have a conversation with someone and they aren’t interested, if it doesn’t look like it is going to work out, let it go. Be gracious and grateful and thank the person for their time. How you handle a ‘rejection’ actually could go a long way in helping you out in the future! Respond negatively, and you may have ruined future opportunities. You may feel desperate but you can’t come across that way. (For more on this check out my post, When you Go for No! Never Do This!)
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