giraffes-stimulating conversation-networkingConnections and relationships are at the heart of most of what we do, and who we do it for.

The quality of our relationships has a direct effect on how much we can ‘lean’ on them to help us succeed, to get us out of trouble. On the other hand, poor quality relationships can get us into trouble, sometimes a lot of trouble 🙂

One of the secrets of good relationships, and networking, is to find out what the other person is interested in, and then talk about that.

So, this week, find out something that is interesting to the people you have a relationship with (note: something that you don’t already know about).

If you’d like some tips on how to do this, here is a guide to the art of creating a stimulating conversation.

My best wishes, Paul

By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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