Be a connector! Learn to love networking

Despite the fact that I’m an introvert (kind of weird for speaker and trainer, isn’t it?), I’m a darn good networker.

But I didn’t start out that way…I had to learn.

In those early years, networking events seemed like a bunch of sales people trying to sell each other stuff.  It felt like some people showed up as birds of prey, waiting to swoop down on a vulnerable target. 

I didn’t want to be one of those! 

So I learned to shift my approach to networking, and now it’s enjoyable.

Now, people call me a “Connector.”  I know a lot of people and have a knack for spotting opportunities and seeing synergies.

So when I was asked to speak about Networking to the Business School students at a local university, I happily said yes.

As I gathered my thoughts about what to share with them, I figured I might as well make a short video and share that with you.

Learn what networking is really about (hint:  it’s not about selling) and how to make it more comfortable and effective for YOU.

Take care,




P.S.  I love to remember the words of Maya Angelou when I think about networking!  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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