Always connect with people on a human level first, let everything else fall second ☝
Courtesy of @moismai
At our core, we seek belonging.
Therefore, even in the business ecosystem, we want to have a connection where we can exchange and reciprocate with one another 🙋♂️🙋♀️
Connecting can be challenging for many creatives.
In this part 1 of «how to connect» I cover the mindset shift needed to take place and a few practical ways to execute on connecting with someone!
How to connect with anyone in business? pt.1
Focus on the person, not the business
Make the goal a genuine get-to-know-you without any other ulterior motives
Start with a compliment
Be specific, not generic
In-Person: “I love your outfit, your blend of business and casual attire is seamless.”
Online: “I love your work, particularly how you use typography to enhance your visuals.”
FOLLOW UP WITH A QUESTION
Ask a question that keeps the main focus on them as a person, and uncovers their profession as a byproduct
Bonus — 8 useful tools for everyday usage:
Emailoctopus — an email marketing service for users of the cloud-based email-sending service Amazon SES. Its features include app integrations, blog automation, responsive templates, real-time analytics, and more.
Integromat — is a powerful automation tool that connects your apps and services to work smarter, not harder.
Webflow — all-in-one web design tool that allows users to design, build, and launch responsive websites visually.
FlowKit — allows designers to create frighteningly fast user flows within Sketch and Figma.
Manychat — visual bot builder for Facebook Messenger with broadcasts, analytics, scheduled posting and many other features!
Crello — a free graphic design editor that helps create images for social media, print, and other web-based graphics.
Funnelytics — the best funnel mapping software available to marketers and entrepreneurs today.
Kinsta — Premium WordPress Hosting for Everyone. Kinsta’s managed WordPress hosting service helps you take care of all your website needs.