Adapting your communication style to the environment that you are in will lead to success.

Like it or not, we are all either passive, aggressive or assertive communicators and it is assertive communication that meets a middle ground of getting you what you want without putting fellow networkers off or dominating conversations.

Being an assertive speaker will make your communication clear and easy to understand, where as an aggressive speaker can inadvertently offend those they’re communicating with and passive speakers will often be overlooked as weak and non effective.

The next time you are networking, try to avoid aggressive communicator traits- ignoring others, interrupting, talking more than you listen. Introduce some passive traits such as listening and display your assertive self – typically assertive people will have higher self esteem levels- and as we all know ‘people buy people’.

Make yourself a person want to invest their time and money in.