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March 05, 2012

Edition 9: Weekly Tips for Connecting with your Contacts

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Building a long-term relationship isn't difficult, as long as you follow the right tips for keeping in touch with your contacts!

1. Trust

Trust is a huge part of any relationship, especially when building a long-term relationship. In a work relationship, trust is a greater determinant of success than anything else. Without trust, a relationship has no chance to move forward and continue to building a valuable relationship.

(Souce: Trusted Advisor)

2. Ongoing Relationship.

Whether you're trying to build a relationship with a friend, a client, or even a journalist, it's important to keep the relationship going. Once you've gained a new client, and have offered your services to them, it's important to keep in contact with that contact. Keep the lines of communication open, and you'll be building long-term relationships in no time.

(Source: Mashable)

3. Benefit from Harsh Feedback.

Receiving criticism is never easy, whether it be about your work, or the way you behave. Try some recovery techniques, like taking a deep breath, give yourself time, and look at the issue from their perspective. Maintain your initial reaction to a short, sweet, and in-control response. Not only will you be able to improve yourself, but this will also show your contact that you are trying to create a more positive change in maintaining your relationships.

(Source: Forbes)

Have a wonderful week!