In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, I’ll share an interview with Matt Kress about developing solid habits for building healthy relationships. Like me, if you’ve ever felt awkward at a conference or weren’t sure how to follow up with someone you met, this episode is just for you.
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Listen in, and you’ll learn:
- How we can use habits to help us connect with people
- Which simple action is the most effective habit for building relationships
- How free tools can help us keep track of useful and interesting articles
- Why preparing and connecting before a conference is helpful
- What to do after a conference to build strong relationships
Notes from this Episode:
The Most Basic Habit: Reach out to one person each day.
- Focus on being useful and interesting.
- When you do make a request, be direct and clear.
- Share relevant articles by organizing them with Pocket.
- Get reminders of who you should contact by tracking them with Relate.ly.
Make the most of conferences and events by having a strategy.
- Pre-conference: Decide who you want to meet and reach out before the event.
- During: Use your research to start relevant conversations and ask “who else should I meet?”
- After: Stay in contact every 3-4 days for the next 3 weeks to solidify the relationship.
- For more specifics, download Matt’s free Conference Cheat Sheet.
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Thanks for having me on, Kendra! I can’t believe it’s been a full year since we met in the Philippines already.
For sure. The year has absolutely flown by. Thanks so much for the idea for this episode. I really enjoyed exploring a new area that I’d never thought about in the context of habits. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Relate.ly.
What a terrific interview – I loved this episode! The habit to reach out to one person a day is something I’ll be using for a while, I imagine. I sometimes make a big deal out of keeping in touch with people, but like Matt mentioned, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. Thanks a lot for the great podcast.
Chris – thanks so much for the kind words! I loved your follow up blog post. You did summarize it pretty succinctly!
Thanks! The habit can be very simple once you get into the mindset of just reaching out to one person. The hardest part for me was organizing the list of people I wanted to reach out to.
I also liked the simplicity of your post. You summed it up well!
Kendra, I have to say that this episode was GREAT!!! Hi-5!
Thanks Liza! I’ll be sure to let Matt know you enjoyed it!
Thanks! Maybe I can convince Kendra to let me put together a blog post on different habits of business relationship building and list them out like a cheat sheet for reference.
Absolutely! Anytime. We’ll link it right up. Thanks buddy!