How to be generous with business contacts: a chat with Keith Ferrazzi, Part 5 [Wamda TV]

In the final segment of our 5-part interview with Keith Ferrazzi, the author of Never Eat Alone, Wamda contributor Nafez Dakkak asks, how can you offer services for free and then transition to cultivating a business relationship?

Ferrazzi tells anecdotes about the right and wrong ways to cultivate a business contact; offering a trial service for free is appropriate, while holding expectation of a specific exchange makes it difficult for connections to be spontaneous. "There are times when I've had to be generous for a year and a half until I starting seeing reciprocity... because [people] are busy." 

For more, see Nafez's popular original piece, Make Friends, Not Contacts: 5 Tips for Networking and our other segments  from his interview with Ferrazzi: 

Part 1: Build relationships before you do business
Part 2: Why contacts are more important than wealth 
Part 3: Why cultivating vulnerability helps business
Part 4: How to add value to your business contacts

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