Often when I talk about strategic networking, people will immediately think of networking events. Their palms will get sweaty as they would rather get a root canal surgery than walk into a room full of strangers. I say strategic relationships because there is no relationship building at a networking event!
I have recently doubled down on my one on ones, referrals and networking. Here are Twelve thoughts on takers and super connectors. What do Kimberly Lloyd, Martin, Alfredo Parra, Armando Ramirez and Jeff have in common? They appear to be takers.
As a co-host for the Happy Neighborhood Project and in the midst of a pandemic, I’ve been doing a lot more one ones this year, and occasionally I’ve escaped from what could be called “networking confusion and fatigue”
As I continue in my role as a co-host for the North Texas Happy Neighborhood Project, I receive many requests for one ones. I also reach out to participants to request one on ones. I find that these one on one-on-ones require my consistent time, attention and follow up. Giving solid and meaningful referrals is …