Countless research and studies have shown the importance and value of diversity in many industries and facets. Diversity in networking, is no different. Diversifying your networks increases your reach and access to opportunities. It also offers additional resources that are not afforded from non-diverse networks.
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The SN Tip of the week is be community minded. Reach out to local organizations to offer support. Whether it is volunteering or donating services or monetary contributions, add value and support growth and connections.
Use this tip to show support and care!
Take some time this weekend to polish your networking approach! Read the "Networking made simple" book or download the pdf. In this book, I tackle common networking dilemmas and offer practical and useful solutions. Be better prepared and knowledgeable for your next event or encounter.
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The SN Tip of the week is do your research. After you have scheduled your meeting, coffee, lunch or 1-on-1, take the necessary time to research your counterpart. Look them up on social media, visit their company website or do a simple Google search. This is an excellent way to discover overlapping networks, commonalities or interesting facts.
Use this tip to add value to your relationships!
The Champion Networker (Chi Chi Okezie) is a networking, diversity and inclusion influencer known for infusing culture, history, language, arts and entertainment into her company's training and events.