Expanding your contacts can open doors to new opportunities for business, career advancement, personal growth or simply new knowledge. Active networking helps to keep you top of mind when opportunities arise and increases your likelihood of receiving introductions to potentially relevant people
or even a referral.
Your network can be an excellent source of new perspectives and ideas to help your business. Exchanging information on challenges, experiences and goals is a key benefit of networking because it allows you to gain new insights that you may not have otherwise thought of. Similarly, offering helpful ideas to a contact is an excellent way to build your reputation as an innovative thinker.
Networking is about sharing, not taking. It is about forming trust and helping one another toward goals.
Regularly engaging with your contacts and finding opportunities to assist them helps to strengthen the relationship. By doing this, you sow the seeds for reciprocal assistance when you need help to achieve your goals.