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3 Ways to Connect and Build Business Relationships With Anyone

Feeling Stuck? Try these simple daily practices to keep up your networking momentum.

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Networking has changed entirely. Zoom meetings are the new corner Starbucks, and we're all trying to make connections from behind a screen. Circumstances have pushed us to go beyond just collecting business cards, so if you're feeling stuck, try these simple daily practices to keep up your networking momentum.

Make an unforgettable impression

Pick up the phone and just say hello to a client, connection or coworker. Re-establish the relationship and become the topic of conversation — in a good way. Any chance you can give people to be themselves and not have to perform will be welcomed. Phone calls seem too daunting? Send a text. Either way, get the conversation going. Keep it simple. All you need to say is: "Hey how's it going?" Don't overthink it. Just do it.

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