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

Michael Angier interview – from Success Networks International

Michael Angier is the president & founder of Success Networks International. For over thirty years, Michael has been researching and sharing strategies for success, life balance and peak performance technologies. He shares his wealth of knowledge through his writing, speaking, and coaching.

He’s the publisher and editor of “Success Strategies” as well as “Success Digest” and “World Class Business Ideas” — publications of ideas, information and inspiration.

Josh: How do you define Business Networking and why do you feel it’s important?

Michael Angier: I define business networking as relationship building because I think business is all about relationships.

Every contact with a client, vendor, stakeholder, competitor, neighbor or, employee is an opportunity to enhance or harm your relationship with them and affect the standing of you and your organization. Networking is connecting and staying connected with people.

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

Michael Angier: Put the focus on the other person. Talk in terms of THEIR interests. All too often, networking is seen as a way to get new clients. It’s me, me, me. Look instead to find ways to serve others and you will always be expanding and enhancing your network. People like to do business with people they know, like and trust. Be that kind of person.

-You can learn more about Michael Angier at SuccessNet.org.

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