I believe this comic by Gemma Correll embodies much of the anxiety, stress that are associated with networking. But do not fear, I want to offer solutions to your dilemmas!
Listed below are associated articles which touch on each of these networking thoughts:
Abandon those common fears and go forth to Network Like A Pro!
The SN Tip of the week is attend a luncheon. Have lunch at a chamber event or meeting with like minded individuals. Break away from your desk and network externally. This is an excellent way to not only expand your networks but get a change of scenery!
Use this tip to build momentum in your networking!
In my latest online networking article, I write about the importance of having a networking allowance. So many times, we get excited about networking but do not count the cost.
I urge savvy networkers to devise a plan. They can also barter services and resources as well as connect with fellow networkers to maximize efforts. Thinking outside the box, being creative and finding different avenues to meet your goals lead to big success!
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The SN Tip of the week is to connect with your alumni association. Reach out to alumni and development offices of your alma mater. First and foremost, update your contact info. Next, ask to be on their mailing list to get up to date communications. Also, connect via social media on Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Use this opportunity to connect with classmates and attend events such as homecoming and reunions!
Use this networking tip to grow your networks!
The Champion Networker (Chi Chi Okezie) is a diversity and networking influencer known for her infusion of culture, history, language, arts and entertainment into her training and events.