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“There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of
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~ Aldous Huxley
“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to
go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and
remain in it. This is a kind of death.”
~ Anais Nin
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other
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~ Barack Obama
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by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon
IT'S NOT WHO YOU KNOW
People say, cynically, "It's not what you know, it's who you know." They see
networking as an opportunity to use people. That's not the way to do it.
What's really important is WHO KNOWS YOU. To network effectively, use
professional and community organizations to showcase your skills to the
people who count. Get visible.
THERE ARE NO FAST-FOOD NETWORKS
"I tried networking last Wednesday, and it doesn't work!" wails Ernie
Entrepreneur. Of course not. Networks are made up of relationships that are
nurtured over time. Rule of thumb: It takes six months to create a
networking relationship with someone. So start now.
THEY DON'T WANT TO TALK TO ME
If that thought runs through your mind when you begin to join a group of
people who are talking, you're back at the eighth grade dance. Joining
groups of people who are talking is one of people's greatest fears. Advice:
Touch someone's elbow, the circle will open. Make eye contact with the
speaker. If there's a lull when you arrive, it's because the group is tired
of its topic of conversation and needs you to start off in another
direction. So be prepared with a question or comment.
YOU MUST LEARN HOW TO SMALL TALK TO NETWORK
Expert networkers are also skillful small talkers. But, it's a myth that
people are born with the gift of gab -- or without it. Anybody can learn to
small talk and to use small talk to create valuable networking
WAIT! DON'T HAND OUT THAT BUSINESS CARD TOO SOON
Going to a networking event and handing out lots of business cards is a
waste of time. Instead, use small talk to discover a reason to exchange
cards. Say, "I'd like to send you a copy of that article on marketing to
people under 30. May I have your card?" Then write on the back of it what
you have promised to do and follow through promptly.
YOU CAN'T BUY A NETWORK
Often people think they have a network because they belong to a lot of
organizations. Not so. You can fill out the membership forms, pay your dues,
receive the newsletter, and even go to events, and still not have a network.
You only have a network when you create active relationships that are
Read more at http://www.training-insights.com/insights.htm
Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon are principals of Contacts Count, a nationwide
consulting and training firm that specializes in business and professional
networking, and career development. They are co-authors of six books. The
most recent is Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business
and Career Success (2007, AMACOM). Fortune 500 companies license their
training programs. Visit them at
Sue Schnorr is President of Training Insights, Inc., a firm that specializes
in soft skills training. She is also the exclusive Associate for Contacts
Count in NY. She can be reached at
LinkedIn has recently added Events as a feature enhancement. You'll note the
feature when visiting your LinkedIn home page along the right hand side of
the page. Become a user of this feature and you'll be able to post an event,
find events of interest and more. Read the complete article to learn more
about this feature and its many benefits.
Greg is the Founder of The August Group, a recruiter and entrepreneur
offering a myriad for services to employers and professionals including
coaching and consulting. He can be reached at 585-785-8600 or
Hannah's blog this week includes writings on
composes her blog outside of work hours as a personal passion to assist
those in career transition.
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