Some people are naturally good at connecting with people. Others aren’t so lucky. And when it comes to networking strategies and making connections, we all use different tools. So what works?
I think we can all agree on the power a meal can have. We can agree that when you can meet up face-to-face, while enjoying a meal, you’re doing several things at once: building a memory, creating a shared experience, and building trust. All which can be very useful in the future.
Use your lunch (or dinner) as a networking opportunity. You will make new connections, get to know people better, and very likely be presented with numerous opportunities you would have never been aware of had you not branched out.