Networking has a bad rap because done the wrong way it’s stressful, tedious and doesn’t produce great results. Going into a room full of strangers with a pocketful of business cards and your “pitch” ready to go is a recipe for disappointment. The same can be said for sending out a generic LinkedIn connection request that get’s followed up upon acceptance with a four paragraph solicitation (I get them everyday).
So what is successful networking? It’s planting the seeds for a long term real relationship with no expectation of getting something in return. So what should you do? Read More