How your gender affects your networking skills

Interesting article that explores the different ways men and women network and the strategies that both genders could use to make right impression – both offline and online – and get the connection.

“Men tended to be very transactional in their networking and women tend to be a bit more relational,” he told me. “Women said it’s better to focus on the relationship. But when it came to the question whether it’s better to focus on business and build the relationship later, men really felt is was better to focus on the business first.” Women show more interest in their person they’re speaking to than in closing a deal, and this approach works: more women than men said that networking had helped their business. More

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