Sunday, September 23, 2012
Beware the Shiny Objects
Does the grass always look greener...I had a lot of fun this week at a business event watching people who were fully engaged in conversation with a great contact one minute, lose focus when a suspected good contact walked by.
Maybe it is like texting and driving, with short attention spans the temptation to be distracted is large.
Respecting the person that you’re with and keeping your attention front and center is very important when networking. Your considerate focus communicates volumes about your committed interest. Additionally, the better your attention to this conversation the quicker you can move on to the next.
Avoid striking out, keep your eye on the ball, not the shiny objects!