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The 4 Types of People You'll Meet When Networking

Make networking opportunities more meaningful by connecting with contacts at their level.
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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Ivan Misner breaks down the four styles of behavior you'll encounter when networking.

Why is this important? If you can identify the tendencies of the people you network with, you can better understand what clicks in their heads and communicate on their level. That way, you can more effectively gain referrals and connections and make sure you don't walk away from networking opportunities empty-handed.

To learn the four most styles of networking behavior, click play. 

Watch more videos from Ivan Misner on his YouTube channel here.

Related: How to Make a Great First Impression

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