The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. If business is all about who you know, then this simple line— How can I help?—might be the ultimate networking tool. At it’s heart, it’s a powerful way to fast-track relationships and build goodwill. By offering to help, you cultivate instant rapport and establish an immediate sense of trust. Rather than waiting for someone to prove themselves to you, you take the bull by the horns and prove yourself to them. A foundation is built, with striking speed and efficiency, for future interactions.
Read the article here.