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Effective and Practical
Networking tips and tricks
Christian Elongué
hello@christianelongue.com
www.facebook.com/237develo...
Essentials Keys
• Be patient
• Be People Oriented
• Networking is a lifestyle
• Your servant attitude determine your
altit...
Common errors in networking
• Thinking networking is at moments or events. It’s a lifestyle.
• Your attitude is a networki...
Common errors in networking
• Don’t Abbreviate Or Mis-Spell Names: Abbreviating or using small letters to begin
names. Don...
How to engage thought-Leaders Online
• Follow them and engage with their content over time.
• Engage in relevant communiti...
How to connect offline
• Always target the audience of the event before you
decide to attend.
• Share business card intell...
Conclusion
Be patient
Be people oriented and
make networking a lifestyle
Effective and practical tips and tricks for networking during a pandemic
Effective and practical tips and tricks for networking during a pandemic
Effective and practical tips and tricks for networking during a pandemic
Effective and practical tips and tricks for networking during a pandemic
Effective and practical tips and tricks for networking during a pandemic
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Effective and practical tips and tricks for networking during a pandemic

Below are key essentials for networking:



1. Know your worth: Identity is key. Knowing yourself helps to better connect with others.



2. Be People Oriented: Value people for who they are first, not only what they have.



3. Networking is a lifestyle. Don't wait events or meetings to switch on your "networking mode". Be on it always. Your neighbors, colleagues, people you meet in the street, are your network. Don't minimize people for you don' know the future.



4. Adopting a servant attitude will always influence your altitude. Always look out for a way to help others everyday. This servant attitude not only contribute to your happiness but brings fulfilment. We earn and learn more by sharing and giving.



5. Always be grateful. Learn to say "Thank you" and appreciate those who are caring and helping you achieve your goals. It motivates them to do more for you.



6. Be patient: As you give, don't expect the harvest to come fast. It may happen but it would usually come when you expect it the less.

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Effective and practical tips and tricks for networking during a pandemic

  1. 1. Effective and Practical Networking tips and tricks Christian Elongué hello@christianelongue.com www.facebook.com/237developmentprofessio nals www.linkedin.com/in/christianelongue Network of Cameroonians in International Development
  2. 2. Essentials Keys • Be patient • Be People Oriented • Networking is a lifestyle • Your servant attitude determine your altitude. • We earn and learn more by sharing and giving.
  3. 3. Common errors in networking • Thinking networking is at moments or events. It’s a lifestyle. • Your attitude is a networking signal • Don’t Spam with irrelevant messages. First impression is usually the last. • Mind Your Topic Of Discussion: avoid vagueness & religious undertone (e.g. God bless you). It can send a wrong signal. Be straightforward • Be sensitive to salutations. If you’re emailing a woman, use Ms. “Ms. Last Name” – it covers both the married (Mrs.) and the unmarried (Miss). • Don’t use Ms. or Mr. for Dr. or Barr or those that have special salutations they earned especially if they are Africans  where honor for diploma is highly esteemed. • Include the right salutation until they reply with their first names. • Don’t over-familiarize.
  4. 4. Common errors in networking • Don’t Abbreviate Or Mis-Spell Names: Abbreviating or using small letters to begin names. Don’t use “Steph” for “Stephany”. Check their LinkedIn profile or website to know what to use. • Personalization: “Hello” or “Hi” are a little cold or robotic. Be Creative… • Avoid Grammatical Errors: Turn Off people. Reread, use Grammarly, Hemingway • Keep Emails Short And Simple  & avoid sounding pitiful. • Be Pro on Social Media: Keep your vacation pictures, family birthday celebrations to Facebook and Instagram. Not on LinkedIn.
  5. 5. How to engage thought-Leaders Online • Follow them and engage with their content over time. • Engage in relevant communities such slack channels, Facebook groups, LinkedIn groups and more. • Remember connecting up on special occasions: birthdays, new funding, new position, achievements shared • Leverage on your email signature
  6. 6. How to connect offline • Always target the audience of the event before you decide to attend. • Share business card intelligently. Don’t give it to your “targets”, it’s useless • Having yours is ok: An app: Business Card Maker • Never lie. If you are not yet there, don’t pretend.
  7. 7. Conclusion Be patient Be people oriented and make networking a lifestyle

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