How to Command Respect in Networking Events

Advice from leading experts on how you can command respect in any situation.

21 ways to Command Respect

  • Know your purpose
  • Believe in yourself
  • Dress like the man in charge
  • Call you safety — call someone who has something positive to say about you
  • Bring your own crew
  • Start talking to people
  • Acknowledge people
  • Give yourself margin
  • Enter the room with direction
  • Enter groups which are standing with open space
  • Remember people’s name
  • Speak to be heard
  • Speak clearly
  • Speak slowly
  • Use pauses
  • Don’t hide or fidget
  • Posture
  • Lean in
  • Sit in the right place
  • Become a good storyteller
  • Use hand gestures
  • Don’t scan during a conversation
  • Be willing to end the conversation

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