Went to a wedding of the daughter of a very old friend yesterday in the gardens of Middle Temple
Invariably one meets 'strangers', people you've never met before and unlikely to meet again. I met one lady who told me her life story and it was only after 30 minutes did she ask, "So what do you do?"
In contrast Jackie , who I sat opposite at dinner said "Didn't we meet at the bride's mother's 50th birthday?" (Help I thought I don't remember her). She then went on to recite the whole of our conversation from 8 years previous. I was massively impressed and even more embarrassed! But hey what a great listener she was , and again last night.
People love talking about themselves, even me, but when you listen like Jackie did, you build the greatest of relationships. Now that's a good networking strategy, how good is your?