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Networking tip 19: Be a sponge

Where information is concerned, be a sponge (!) and then permit yourself to let drops fall where they might be of most use . . . Gather information about your clients and the people that you meet: their partners and children, hobbies and interests, likes and dislikes. Then develop a way to keep this information at hand. If gifted with a photographic memory, you don’t need to worry, but if you’re a normal lawyer with a hectic professional schedule, jot down some notes. Once you’re back in the office, put the information into your contact database. Although some such information may seem insignificant, it’s probably far from trivial to the people concerned. And why on earth collect enough information to write a short biography without using it? Send John tickets when his favorite band comes to town. Email Frank when you see that his idolized football team has just won some championship.  These things count.

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