Last week Dr. Misner talked about the top seven characteristics of a great networker. This week he’s sharing the five least important skills for networking according to that same survey of 3400 business people. Knowing what not to do can be as important as knowing what to do.
Many people think you need to be an extrovert to be a good networker, but that’s not what the survey says. Here are five least important skills for networking. You don’t need to be
- A salesperson
- A self-promoter
- Social media savvy
That’s right: social media skills are not an indicator of great networking ability. The under-30 crowd ranked social media savvy second-to-last instead of last.
It’s also clear from these results that great networkers and great salespeople have different skill sets.
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