IF YOU ARE SUCH A GOOD NETWORKER, THEN WHY HAVE I NOT HEARD FROM YOU IN A WHILE?
Sure we like to think we are good at networking, we go to lots of networking events after all, or certainly we show up to them when we need something. Sometimes we need a new job, a specific connection, someone new to meet and other times to switch it up. But just because you make that little effort it does not make you a good networker. When is the last time you had direct contact with all those important and amazing people you know?
I think good networkers are what I call "ACTIVE NETWORKERS" and honestly, about 2 in 10 people I meet live up to it. Active Networkers don't start off conversations with, "So, what do you do for a living?", they don't collect business cards and then SPAM email everyone later on trying to sell their company, app, startup or wares. You see Active Networkers build relationships, friendships and offer to help those they meet to do better. Every single day!
There will always be time for selling, but your sustainable relationships are more important than bars of gold! Refer the people you meet, learn their pain points, think of your network, your resources and your ideas that might help them to ease those painful points and let's all rise up together. If everyone in the room is helping you and you in turn are helping them, well that's a salesforce you can't afford. And it's one you can't afford to ignore!
Monday night (tomorrow), is our next event in New York City at Russian Samovar, 6:30-9:30pm!
Then October 20th in San Francisco, October 27th in Los Angeles, November 10th in Vancouver, BC, November 17th in San Francisco and beyond...all the dates as scheduled are on our website and meet-ups as soon as we have confirmed venues. Please post up on our group walls and pages what you need too! All those links are also on the website!
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The power of us working together is greater than anything we can accomplish alone!
Be Well, Be Creative, Be Great!
-Mark E. Sackett
Creative Director / Executive Producer / Director / Public Speaker