Memduh 4 / 10 1 Oct 3, 2017 #1I hope that this answer meet its promptChevening is looking for individuals with strong networking skills, who will engage with the Chevening community and influence and lead others in their chosen profession. Explain how you meet this requirement, using clear examples of your networking skills, and outline how you hope to use these skills in the future..enhancing networking skills and utilize themAlthough I was not an avid user of the internet and lacked basic networking skills when living in my hometown of Aleppo, I began to understand the importance of developing a network and related skills when I arrived in Istanbul. This move enlightened me of the absolute need to become part of a community in order to build my career in the modern world of technology. I started from scratch to become an active member of my surrounding community and to establish connections with others in order to seize the opportunity or thrive in my current position. Presently, after more than three years I am still reminded of the challenge of having my character and experience appraised and as one who can be trusted to influence and lead other members of my community.During the past three years of my career in sales and management, I have experienced a variety of situations that have required me to develop professional techniques and skills, which would enable me to be more effective with networking.The first situation occurred when I represented a company in a "Tuyap" construction expo in Istanbul. At the expo, I had to provide specific information about our products to visitors and to answer their questions about the specifications of each item. As a skilled listener, I had to determine the nature of their question and respond accordingly being very careful with showing them respect and the utmost interest to their queries, even if such question were not relative to my purpose for being there. The expo was for five days and I remember that three visitors returned with their friends or colleagues who also had a particular interest in our products. Consequently, I managed to sustain personal and business relationships that benefited both me and the company, primarily because I gave them my full attention and secured their trust.The other situation that has proven what could be achieved from close networking is when I was sales manager at Natural Hair Turkey, I was responsible for directing the sales process and managing the working staff which took all my time at the hospital. Aside from that, I used to have a quick chat with one of the clients to ask them about their views and what kind of suggestion they would offer to improve our services. I noticed that clients were more influenced when they receive appreciation from seniors and made them more comfortable to share their experience frankly.I hope to enhance my skills within the community of the Chevening program, thereby allowing me to focus on my networking skills and utilize them in contexts familiarizing me with relative and important topics, be it academic or professional. Furthermore, I look to exchange ideas and experiences with my colleagues who may have been exposed to similar situations so that I can benefit from the way they handled it and see it from their perspective.