Networking, is it a love or hate of the word or the process?
The word “Net”, means entrapping something. OK, that is never a good feeling. The word “Working” is defined as having paid employment.
I find it hard to believe that most find paid employment uncomfortable. So, how do we effectively network? You need to balance the negative with the positive. Focus on the positive, PAID EMPLOYMENT.
A networking event is a great way to bring people together who may not otherwise cross paths. An excellent strategy for building business, but do yourself a favor, keep away from those attending networking events with what I call their “posse”. These people spend the entire event with the same people they work with day in, day out. It may look like a great inner circle, but I believe they are just as insecure about networking as those who attend by themselves. I for one believe you build a better, stronger business relationship when you speak one on one. So, Rule #2 Network. You are a Big Thinker looking to build big business out of a networking event. Now, let’s get it done! -jdm
Jill Morgan-Meek, Founder of Big Thinkers and National Development Manager for What Women Want™
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