Not all of our connections work out. For those trying to break into finance, our earlier steps in networking end up flat out failing and our attempts at forming relationships fall on a flat tone. Dry. Tasteless. Forgotten relationships. And from my own experiences (and from what I've witnessed), the number one reason for poor networking performance is because of personality and ability to present oneself. Being thought of as boring by someone is essentially the end of any start of a relationship, professional or otherwise.
To that end, I'd like to ask the professionals here,
What is it that makes you really enjoy working with someone?
What sort of traits signal that you've met someone you'd work well with, or that you'd really like to stay in contact with?
When people cold-email you, you're out for coffee with those trying to break in, or even at networking events with professionals, what do you look for in a conversation with someone?
What do you leave with in, what you would consider, a good conversation? (Perhaps an odd question) How are you left feeling?