5 Skills You Don't Need to Be a Great Networker
Here are the five least important skills to be a great networker.
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People will tell you all the time what skills you'll need to be a great networker, but here are the skills you don't need to be a great networker.
You'll be surprised to find out that you don't need to be an extrovert to be a great networker. Being fearless, asking for a sale, being a self-promoter and directness are all characteristics of being an extrovert, but also are the least important skills needed to be a good networker.
The most surprising skill you don't need to be a great networker? Being social media savvy. While online networking has great value, it does not replace face-to-face networking.
You can find more networking tips in "Networking Like a Pro: Turning Contacts into Connections" by Ivan Misner and Brian Hilliard.