Expert Advice On Business Networking And Tips On Developing Your Networking Skills

Guy Kawasaki Interview – Entrepreneur, Author, and Speaker

It’s a treat to bring you the following interview I did with Guy Kawasaki. He is a founder and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures. A noted speaker and the founder of various personal computer companies, Guy was one of the individuals responsible for the success of the Macintosh computer. He is also the author of several books including: “The Art of the Start“.

Josh: Guy, how do you define Business Networking and why do you feel it is important?

Guy Kawasaki: It’s building a relationship with someone before you need his help by doing things for him that have no apparent short-term payoff for you.

Josh: Can you share one idea that someone could put into practice that would help them to improve their business networking skills?

Guy Kawasaki: Print business cards that are legible without a magnifying glass.

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  • Guy's suggestion touched on one of my pet peeves. I can't stand it when people go to a networking event and have a) no business cards, b) business cards without their names or an address on it or c) too much or too little info on it.