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6 Ways to Up Your Networking Game Logo aicpa

  Heather Hollick |   Free |   AICPA |   30 Mar 2017 |   AICPA Insights

Networking, at its essence, is the simple but profound activity of creating, freshening and strengthening an array of mutually beneficial professional relationships with a diverse cross-section of people.This blog post offers a few tips that will help you up your game, especially when meeting people at events or in large groups. 

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Management accounting: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational
  • Governmental auditing: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Governmental auditing: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational
  • Financial accounting & reporting: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Financial accounting & reporting: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational
  • Assurance: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Assurance: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational
  • Not-for-profit: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Not-for-profit: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational
  • IT management & assurance: People: Communication, Foundational
  • IT management & assurance: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational
  • Firm practice management: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Firm practice management: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational
  • Tax: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Tax: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational
  • Forensic & valuation services: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Forensic & valuation services: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational
  • Fair value measurement: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Fair value measurement: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational
  • Personal financial planning: People: Communication, Foundational
  • Personal financial planning: People: Collaboration & partnering, Foundational

8 Comments/Reflections

Clive Webb ACMA, CGMA

Clive Webb ACMA, CGMA Sep 2018

Interest points to put into practice at next networking event. Particularly this one:

1. When you are looking for a conversation to join, read the signals of the group before inserting yourself. For example, when two people are standing face to face, directly across from each other, they are engaged in a closed conversation. Interruptions are not recommended here. Instead, look for two people standing in a ā€˜Vā€™ formation. The open arrangement of their feet is a subconscious signal that new members are welcome in the conversation.
K. A. Hashan Chandrasekara

K. A. Hashan Chandrasekara Sep 2018

Great article about how to stand out from the others and building the network

Gary Hammond

Gary Hammond Sep 2018

Provides insights into feelings that are common when faced with networking a room of people that are not currently know to you, and suggested some useful ways to read the room.
Joanne Greenway

Joanne Greenway Sep 2018

Useful angle on how to approach networking as an opportunity to simply reconnect and not as a chore that us introverts initially see it as. I will use the body language cues frequently in future as I never would have noticed this but now its obvious!
Biraj Patel

Biraj Patel Dec 2017

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