Forbes: Six Words You Should Never Say When You Network

Forbes: Six Words You Should Never Say When You Network

Six words that can destroy your chances of networking success are, “I want to pick your brain.” There are two reasons why these six words will hurt you, not help you. I’ll explain what those two reasons are. Then I’ll suggest better alternatives.

The first time someone said this to me, I envisioned a torture scene from a horror movie. I knew the person speaking to me meant me no harm, but it was still off-putting.

When you’re networking and you meet someone who has knowledge or skill you’d like to have yourself, using a phrase that sounds like an act of vengeance from a Quentin Tarantino film isn’t a great idea. Read more>https://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceweinstein/2018/09/30/six-words-you-should-never-say-when-you-network/#68248aff7afb

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Ginny Nolan
Ginny leads the research effort for Morrissey Goodale's executive search team. Her understanding of the AEC industry, combined with her experience in candidate sourcing, helps clients achieve consistent successful strategic hires.

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