Building Relationships that Lead to Business and Career Success

By Leslie Grossman

1. Meet 2–3 people - not 10+ - at networking events.

When you attend networking events, instead of running a race to meet and give your business card to as many people as possible, make it your goal to meet and converse in depth with just a few people to learn about their business or career. If you have a common connection, arrange to meet them after the event for coffee or lunch where you can begin to build a real relationship that could be mutually beneficially for your businesses or careers.