In Don't Just Network — Build Your 'Meaningful Network' to Maximize Your Impact, Steib gives a detailed look at the right way. It's chock full of practical guidance for everyone whose networking is critical to their success:
Avoid temptations to talk about yourself. Pivot their questions about you back to them. Watch how eagerly this person takes the chance to tell you more about his or her passions.Read the post. Take it to heart. Then follow Steib's advice, and start building a Meaningful Network.