Before reading this note, you will have, more than likely, already been networking. And by the time you have completed your quick but careful reading of this note, you will, more than likely, continue with your networking habit. But, more than likely, you are spending a lot more time on social activities, rather than the more serious matter of growing or expanding your business.
In fact, many of you may have yet managed to get this off of the ground. Perhaps you have been disillusioned at times, and have not been able to keep your focus on the tasks to hand. That may be understandable but it is hardly excusable, not since all it takes for you to make inroads with the most appropriate business networking services online is just a few minutes of your time.
Fair enough, many of you reading this note right now may have chosen inappropriate times of the day to do some serious business networking on your mobile. Those that you see doing it on the tube or in your favorite coffee shop have been doing so for a while. They have had hours of practice and it is perhaps easy for them to focus and concentrate by now.
But it remains a good idea and a good business practice to remove yourself from the noisy crowd and network, business-like, in the quiet and more organized confines of your home office or study. This good habit is akin to giving another person your utmost and undivided attention. It is, in fact, quite impolite to be distracted otherwise.
You do not make a good impression on a potential business associate when he gains the impression that your mind lies elsewhere. This negative distraction is even possibly noticed in reading and writing.