When I speak at or attend networking events, I see people struggling to engage meaningfully with others. Typical questions are asked like ‘What do you do?’ to which the standard reply is a 30 sec elevator pitch which doesn’t take the listener into account, nor does it get them saying ‘That’s interesting – tell me more!’ They’re then bewildered as to why the standard elevator pitch hasn’t hooked someone in and people aren’t hanging on their every word.
Engaging meaningfully with others requires so much more than sharing what you do or what you do for others. People make friends, do business with and remember people they like. So how do you really get people to like and want to talk to you? By adopting simple strategies, become memorable regardless of whether your service or product is what they want or what interests them.
WATCH this 4 min video on the hooks that make people eager to talk to you.