In an exclusive interview with Keith Ferrazzi , the author of the book “Never Eat alone”,Inc Magazine culls out the secrets of the master networker

Rule 1: Don’t network just to network.
Rule 2: Take names.
Rule 3: Build it before you need it.
Rule 4: Never eat alone.
Rule 5: Be interesting.
Rule 6: Manage the gatekeeper. Artfully.
Rule 7: Always ask.
Rule 8: Don’t keep score.
Rule 9: Ping constantly.
Rule 10: Find anchor tenants. Feed them.

A worthy read for anyone interested to developing people skills.
Link:10 secrets of master networker