Choose one answer for each question with this fun Networking Quiz.
1. When is the best time to think of "networking"?
A. When I go to an event.
B. When I need something.
C. Everyday with the thought of what can I learn and give to someone.
2. When you meet someone, what can you do to build rapport?
A. Talk about yourself.
B. Be preoccupied.
C. Ask open ended questions.
3 What is one effective way to enhance any relationship?
A. Tell all you can do to help the other person and focus on yourself.
B. Listen to them without interrupting.
C. Give advice that was not asked for.
4.How do you develop some small talk sound bites before attending an event?
A. Nothing - just wing it.
B. Research the websites and people who might attend.
C. Talk only about why you came and what you want to get.
5 What kind of personality makes a great "networker"?
A. Extroverted- I talk a lot!
B. Introverted- I listen a lot!
C. Depends on me, my style and the audience - no "one size" fits all - I have to be me.
6 How do I create an exit strategy when I would like to move on from someone at an event?
A. Wrap up – say “Great to meet you and I look forward to following up - what is your preferred method of communication?”
B. Just walk away - they might not notice.
C. Pretend you have just spotted someone you need to talk with and walk away - even if they are still talking.
7 How do you remember names?
A. Focus, listen, repeat the name and write it down.
B. I don't - I am bad at remembering names.
C. I fake it.
8 How many business cards should I get from people at an event?
A. As many as I can - the more the merrier!
B. It is quality not quantity and only the number that I connect with and can follow up timely and effectively.
C. It doesn't matter - they will all just go in the desk drawer anyway.
1 - C
2 - C
3 - B
4 - B
5 - C
6 - A
7 - A
8 - B
I hope this quiz has helped you realize that "networking" is a nonstop process and is all about building and developing relationships. Remember it all starts with giving, listening and learning.
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