Desperation is not referable
When people demonstrate certain behaviors as part of their networking efforts, it’s a tell-tale sign of desperation. There are four types of behaviors that desperate networkers exhibit. “The Premature Solicitor” is the third of these four “desperate networker behaviors” that I’ll be sharing each week.
The Premature Solicitor
The person guilty of Premature Solicitation (don’t say that fast three times, it will get you in trouble!). This is the person who confuses networking with direct selling. Therefore, they meet you and immediately go into sales mode. In addition, they want you to do business with them without asking questions about you, your business, your interests, or your needs first. Hence, to this person, everyone is a target and every target is a dollar sign. Consequently, these people are the reason why many individuals don’t like to go to networking events. Because they go to meetings and feel slimed by people soliciting them for business, they leave the meeting and run home to get a shower.
Remember this behavior when you go to networking events and whatever you do – don’t demonstrate “The Premature Solicitor” behavior yourself. Therefore, remember that networking is more about farming than it is about hunting. Please check out my blog next week. I will describe the final of the four types of behaviors that desperate networkers exhibit: “The New Best Friend”.
What other kinds of desperate networker have you seen?
Check out these links to the other three types of “desperate networker behaviors” below: