Don’t talk to strangers!

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Aug 182014

don't talk to strangersI wouldn’t mind placing a bet that, no matter where in the world you grew up, one of the first pieces of advice you were ever given was don’t talk to strangers.

A stranger. “A person whom one does not know or with whom one is not familiar.”

I’m not sure if that advice ever becomes null and void as you grow older. I just know that, in order to grow you networking sphere, you must absolutely talk to strangers!

The Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, said “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” And that is a better approach to networking! Only by talking to strangers can you develop new relationships!

How many strangers have you turned into friends this week?

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