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Networking Ninja Quiz

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

This month we focus on YOU with a reminder to take stock of your networking practices. To get you started, we invite you to take this Networking Ninja Quiz, spending a few minutes taking the pulse of your networking skills and learning a few new tips to add to your 2018 Business New Year's Resolutions.

Networking Ninja Quiz

Whether you’re working to enhance your career or build your business, it helps to have other people in your corner. Test your networking skills with this short quiz.

 

1.   Which of the followings are the top 5 practices of master networkers (pick 5)?


a.
     Giving and being helpful

b.     Being reliable with the network

c.     Having a well-defined and rehearsed unique value proposition

d.     Talking to more than one person in the room

e.     Following-up and build personal connections

f.      Providing good referrals

g.     Actively and genuinely listening

 

2.   What are the 3C’s of networking?


a.
     Communication, compassion, calm

b.     Courage, curiosity, communication

c.     Collaborate, communicate, commit

d.     Courage, curiosity, charisma

 

3.   When you meet people at networking events for the first time, what do you remember about them the most?


a.
     Their story

b.     Their smile

c.     Their name

d.     How they can help you

e.     How you can help them

 

4.   If you only know someone through a social networking site like LinkedIn or Facebook, it's inappropriate to ask him or her for an in-person meeting.


a.
   True

b.   False

 

5.   To avoid seeming intrusive or presumptuous, you should offer to help contacts only when they specifically ask for your help.


a.
   True

b.   False

 

6.   Since networking can be so time-consuming, it's a good idea to research new prospects while talking with contacts on the phone.


a.
     True

b.     False

 

7.     Thanking people who help you is one way to stand out from the crowd and get even more referrals from them.


a.
     True

b.     False

 

8.   The most effective networkers take frequent breaks from networking, to give their mental batteries a chance to recharge.


a.
     True

b.     False

 

9.     Listening carefully to other people's needs and problems is just as important as telling them about yours.


a.
     True

b.     False

 

10.  Trustworthiness is an essential part of successful networking, because people won't pass on valuable information or contacts unless they can trust you to handle it well.


a.
     True

b.     False

 

11.  Nobody likes to hear others brag, so when you're talking about your accomplishments and interests, you should be modest and self-effacing.


a.
     True

b.     False

 


Correct Answers:

 

Question 1 Correct answer: a (giving and being helpful), b Being reliable), e (Follow-up) f (provide referrals), g (actively listen)

 

Question 2 Correct Answer:  c (collaborate with others, communicate your message, commit to networking)

 

Question 3 Correct Answer:  b (their smile.  It is rare that we remember much about the people we meet for the first time at a networking event; someone’s warm smile is the most memorable)

 

Question 4:  b (False) - Master networkers don't let any opportunity to work their networks pass them by. They set up appointments to get better acquainted with new contacts and learn as much about them as possible, so they can truly become part of each other's networks.

 

Question 5:  b (False) - Successful networkers are always on the lookout for ways to lend a hand. They authentically want to help others. They get joy out of helping other people succeed.

 

Question 6: b (False) - No matter how friendly and forthcoming you are, if you aren't sincerely interested in others, they can tell when you're not all there.

 

Question 7: a (True) - Expressing gratitude to associates and customers is just another building block in the cultivation of relationships that will lead to increased referrals. Saying thanks to people who have helped you isn't merely a courtesy, it's the right thing to do.

 

Question 8:  b (False) - Great networkers are only off duty when they're asleep. Networking is so natural to them that they do it in the grocery checkout line, at the doctor's office, and while picking up the kids from school, as well as at business meetings and networking events. They take advantage of every opportunity presented to them.

 

Question 9: (a) -  The faster you and a networking contact learn what you need to know about each other, the sooner you'll establish a valuable relationship. If you carefully listen to others, you're more likely to find a way to help them with a referral or other assistance. That, in turn, will make them more likely to return the favor.

 

Question 10: (True) - When you refer one person to another, you're putting your own reputation on the line. You have to be able to trust people and be worthy of their trust in return.

 

Question 11: (False) - The most crucial sales characteristic is enthusiasm. We have to sell ourselves with enthusiasm to be respected within a network. If you can't muster up any enthusiasm for your career, it's unlikely anyone else will either.

 

How did you do?

 

Ninja Networker if you answered 9 -11 questions correctly.  You are a master networker and mentor

Admirable Networker if you answered 6 – 8 questions correctly.  You're well on your way to becoming a master networker. It may be time for you to concentrate more on spreading your wisdom and sharing your wealth of contacts, perhaps by mentoring younger colleagues or fundraising for a nonprofit. But then, you're probably already doing those things, aren't you?


Novice Networker
if you answered less 3-5 questions correctly.  You probably already have a fairly strong network of professional and personal contacts. Try a little harder to find ways to help them out. Set a goal that will help you broaden your network (i.e., establish six new networking relationships over the next six months) and stick to it.


If you answered less than 3 correctly.  Yikes, you don't seem to get what networking is all about. Watch how the most successful, well-connected people operate and try to emulate their style.

 

Submitted by:
 
 

Elaine Mikesell, PhD, Managing Partner, Mikesell Digital Consulting-WSI, elaine.mikesell@wsimikeselldigital.com

 

Professional Women's Club of Chicago, PWCC is a Chicago based networking organization that provides networking connections that support, enrich and inspire women to advance professionally and personally. Members come from public and private sectors, multi-billion dollar corporations, mid-size and small businesses, as well as, non-profit organizations. Membership is open to women from all industries in all stages of their careers who want to develop a strong lifelong network. Learn more about membership and upcoming activities

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elaine mikesell says...
Posted Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Nice Quiz!!
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