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.
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.”