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How To Build Real Connections

How To Build Real Connections

I have been to several networking events and it always amazes me at how bad people are at
conversation and making connections - especially Millennials who want my business and
money. Recently, I met this young lady at a networking event and she just happened to be the
one person near me so I tried to strike up a conversation. I tried and I tried and I consider
myself pretty good at chatting up just about anyone, but it was so painful and miserable I had to
excuse myself. This girl didn’t ask me one question or offer more than one or two word answers.
We had exchanged business cards out of politeness and, to my dismay, I received an email from
her later that day. I think there were more words in that email than in our entire conversation in
person. She was a Financial Advisor and she wanted to get together so essentially, she could get
my business. Needless to say, I politely declined.