I believe I stay up with the pack on networking skills and knowledge because of the hundreds of people I present to. Often in those hundreds there is one or two people who will come up with something I haven't heard before.
"What would the perfect client look like for you?2 was one good question.
In today's speedy world time over money seems to be the scarce resource. So, when we go networking and give our full attention to someone we share that resourse which can never be replaced (unlike money which can). The person to whom you give that attention will be pleased, flattered and not forget you. After all, networking is building relationships...what a great way to do it.