In this day and age, forming connections is very important. This is because with more exposure, comes a wealth of knowledge and experiences. These could be beneficial not only for recreational purposes, but also for career building and business deals. Entrepreneurs have the benefit of promoting their business and building up sales, and are also presented with potential propositions of new business ventures, if the right connections are made with influential and recognized personalities in the industry. Close working relationships cannot be sought solely through formal business interactions, and as a result, it is imperative to develop good rapports with other businessmen and businesswomen on a personal, informal basis.
With globalization, dealings between businesses located in different countries and the rise of multinationals is becoming common and competitive in today’s market. For successful and smooth business proceedings, travel is a must, and one must learn to adapt to the different personalities they may come across. This will require entrepreneurs to become friendly with their potential and existing business partners. It can be considered an advantage to gauge one’s personality outside the workplace, thus better understanding the level of ease with which cooperation can take place. It also provides the benefit of understanding how to promote business deals by making them appealing to the likes and preferences of the client or potential business partner. This could take place over casual meals or drinks at restaurants, cafes or in a reliable small bars Surry Hills, without the need of an overly professional setting. Developing good rapports with customers and other business personalities also allows for assistance to be requested in the future, if necessary.
Most large business organizations, professional bodies and large conglomerates organize events at cocktail bars, in order to encourage socializing and forming links that will bring mutual benefit to both parties. It is also important to note that a businessperson’s status will be augmented if in the company of other powerful and influential personalities, both in the industry and not; such as country ambassadors, high commissioners, politicians etc. It will further develop his/her image, and thus, that of their company. This will have a positive effect on the company’s profitability and on potential business dealings. It may actually bring new business opportunities as well.
It is therefore important for entrepreneurs to know that business success also depends on their personality and how they hold themselves in social situations. It is in this situation that emotional intelligence comes into play, and a reference can be made to Daniel Goldman’s components of emotional intelligence, being self awareness, self management, social awareness and social skills. With knowledge of these concepts, an entrepreneur will understand the importance of socializing and how to communicate and form connections effectively.