"To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust."
- George Ross
"You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go. "
- Jeanette Rankin
"The mark of a good conversationalist is not that you can talk a lot. The mark is that you can get others to talk a lot. Thus, good schmoozer's are good listeners, not good talkers."
- Guy Kawasaki
"Pulling a good network together takes effort, sincerity and time."
- Alan Collins, author of "Unwritten HR Rules"
"....relationships take time, getting to know folks requires patience, and people are generally cautious – if not fearful – of Johnny come lately that is asking, rather than giving."
- Jeremiah Owyang, Sr. Analyst at Forrester
"Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging. "
- Deepak Chopra
"Nothing liberates your greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve. - Marianne Williamson "
- Marianne Williamson
"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. "
- Dale Carnegie
"Networking is marketing. Marketing yourself, marketing your uniqueness, marketing what you stand for. "
- Christine Comaford-Lynch
"The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity. "
- Keith Ferrazzi
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