So far, we’ve talked about why networking is important, we’ve gained confidence around navigating professional networking events, and we are equipped with tactics on creating great conversation. I have to say, we are becoming quite the networker. Now isn’t the time to fall back into the comfort of being a recluse. Let’s make networking a habit that sticks.
In Part 2, Mastering Professional Networking Events, I discussed strategies on how to initiate conversations at networking events. Hopefully many of you realized that’s only step one to what is hopefully a thriving, long-term relationship. Let’s now strategize around the rest of your first interaction. Specifically, I want to discuss how to get the conversation goingContinue reading “How to Be a Better Conversationalist (Part 3 of the Networking Playbook)”
In Part 1, I discussed why we all really hate networking. If there is one kind of networking that we dread the most, it’s organized, professional networking events. I’m talking about industry-specific events, happy hour networking meetups, and even company celebrations. It’s the stereotypical story I illustrated in The Importance of Networking.
I don’t need to remind you. You’ve heard it dozens of times. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Most people would agree that networking is important, but we often forget about why. Part one of this six part blog series is a reminder of that, but before we discuss the importance, let’sContinue reading “The Importance of Networking (Part 1 of the Networking Playbook)”
When you’re in a room with someone who is passionate about their work, you can feel and feed off of their energy. But according to a comprehensive report from Deloitte, you don’t get that feeling from most. The report found that 88% of employees don’t have passion for their work.
Recently, I was catching up with a mentee at lunch, who admitted to me that she was struggling with building relationships with fellow colleagues at work, and wanted my advice on how to work on it. That really got me thinking, because I think many of us would agree that it’s much harder to createContinue reading “6 Ways to Build More Meaningful Work Relationships”