This is crucial for networking. Understand the basic elements of a company structure / industry. For example if you’re talking to a doctor compared to a real estate developer, compared to a chef. They all have different language that they use on a day to day.
Get familiar with the minimum so you can maintain a conversation. I also suggest learning a bit about each industry by keeping up with very specific blogs/ online articles.
If there’s one thing I learned on my #selfmade journey, it is the importance of getting mentors. As a matter of fact, everything that I do, or have done, happened because of the people around me. They have led the way, and have guided me towards all my goals. Learning through others mistakes is the easiest way to learn.
Other people have done it before you, and more will do it after you. Asking for advice is primordial to your success.
This is by the far the most important part about of this Manual. It sounds funny to even say, because obviously you live with you all day long so you should “know” yourself right? What I mean here is to dig very deep into what makes you, YOU. All those idiosyncrasies that others love you for, and that you probably don’t even know you do.
Every girl has their own way of building her confidence up, or dealing with rejection or pain, and those things shape who you are naturally.
In business, a personal touch I always use when sending an email is to say thank you in the mother tongue of the person I’m speaking with. For example when I recognize a last name as being Italian I would say : Grazie, which means thanks in Italian. I do this in every language. Now of course to know where they’re from you would have to ask them, show general interest in that place and note it down. That’s a key point here.
Did you know there are over 6,500 languages in the world?! Can you imagine that? Yet there’s like top ten diverse ones that we all use on a day to day.
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