Networking is more than meeting people, exchanging business cards, and working a room. It’s about establishing relationships. Unfortunately most folks don’t take networking seriously. We know who they are. They are the people you only hear from when they want something. When all is going well, they disappear. That’s NOT networking.
Networking is about helping others, rather than “what’s in it for me?” It’s not about using people, it’s about giving something of yourself.
If you’re not sure about how to network, start with the book, “One Phone Call Away, Secrets of a Master Networker” by Jeffrey W. Meshel. Jeffrey teaches how to overcome shyness, grow loyalties, and improve your reputation. Jeffrey’s best advice, “Dont change who you are, change the way you think.” And that’s good advice for all areas of your life.
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