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The One Mistake You Never Want to Make at a Networking Event

By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III

Have you gone to a networking event and had a person give you a business card with no eye contact, no greeting, and no remote interest in who you are and/or what you do? If so, what did you do with the business card? Did you throw it away? Did you put the card in your pocket and continue doing what you were doing? Did you stop and talk to the person and ask why they gave you a card?

As you think about the many business cards you’ve received at networking events, I want you to ask yourself this question – when I give someone my business card, what am I projecting? Quick point – what you project is what you’ll get in return. If you project one interested in the other person and their business, there’s a good possibility of making a good connection. On the other hand, if you project a ‘business card quota’ mentality, you won’t end up being successful in business.

Remember this lesson – your business card and how you present your business card to someone says a lot about you. First impressions are important and if you fail to do the little things, you’ll miss opportunities.

Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a Speaker, Success Coach, and Author of The ABC’s of Making Networking Work For You. If you want your business to grow and to stand out from the rest, contact Dr. Grey at or to set up an appointment.

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