Unless you live your life in complete isolation, you’re going to meet new folks – sometimes every day. However, if you focus only on whether they can help your business, you run the risk of driving them away. Contacts are people first, business leads second. Engage them with talk about kids, pets, travel, food (bacon perhaps?)– whatever! Look for that common human interest first. Then, the business aspect will be seamless.
Shirley Mott – The Write Word