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The REAL Reason So Many People Hate Networking

Aside from the nervousness that comes from having to talk to complete strangers, most people don’t realize the true reason why they loathe networking. It’s about not the early meeting times for many of these events. It’s also not about trying to be cheerful or overly perky. And it’s not the pressure of trying to meet valuable contacts. The real reason so many people hate networking is simple: They are afraid that they won’t have anything meaningful to say. You never know who you are going to meet at these events, or what you will talk about. Topics can range… Read »




Don’t Be A LinkedIn “Collector” or “User”

One of the most valuable career assets any of us can possess is a high quality business and professional network composed of people we’ve worked / collaborated with (or connected to) at some point in our careers. By taking this approach, there’s something at stake with this LinkedIn approach: the people that we choose to connect with have integrity and quality, we know them and they know us, and we feel comfortable helping them out if they ask for assistance. Let’s take this one level deeper: these people are also the ones with whom we have meaningful relationships and a general level of… Read »





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