We have talked about networking to be a constant and a continuous process. In the past, networkers needed to host dinner parties, conduct seminars and do cold calling. Now the major part of networking is being done online, with the change in things. Since the way of networking has changed, even you as a networker have to change. If you are not able to keep up with the times, you will not be able to make it.
Here the key factor is that you have to always keep learning. Now there is an exodus of networkers on the internet and if you are not able to join in then your team will be extinct. However simply working over the internet will mean nothing; this is because even the internet is always changing. You have to know about the new networking methods as they come into play. Keep abreast of whatever goes on so that you will be able to join the internet bandwagon. This is the rule of surviving.
You also have to keep improving your own personality. However, this will not mean that you should join personality development courses. Even if this can help, you can also increase your personality by visiting places where experienced networkers talk and you will be able to gain some tips from what they do. In networking, regardless how good you think you are, there is always someone who is better than you. You do not have to be dejected about this but you have to learn from him so that you can realm yourself and get evolved. You will be able to find that you have already set new benchmarks. There is no end to the networking game; you will have to find many people to network to and to reach out for. This is among the absolute essentials if you want to be always on top of your game.
Remember always that whenever you begin networking, you will have to stay doing it forever. You can go to a vacation; however, you will always keep abreast with what goes on in your network. It takes too much effort to build a network; therefore, you have to make sure that it never dwindles under any circumstance.