Business Skills


People Skills

10 Rules of Effective Networking

How To Act, What To Wear, What To Say, How To Prepare


By: Paul Maynard


 This presentation was given to the Dallas Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in June 2009. It covers the 10 basic rules of effective networking (how to act, what to wear, what to say, how to prepare).


  1. Have a strategy, be strategic, have a plan

  2. Ask, don't talk

  3. Have energy

  4. Have stories

  5. Bring People into the conversation

Your People Skills 360

  1. Always be on

  2. Know the dress code

  3. Be known

  4. Always carry business cards

  5. Be polite