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Do you associate networking with shameless self-promotion and ‘more = more’? Does that make your stomach turn? Me too!
Networking has a bad reputation as a forum for superficial small talk. Yet real
networking is about establishing mutually beneficial, lasting
connections, one person at a time. And with my modern approach to
networking, even you can shine and thrive at a board meeting, convention, or free-floating cocktail party.
The reason so many of us hate networking – and profess to stink at it
– is because we’ve been futilely following the wrong rules. Rules that
only work for a paltry 15% of the population and require us to be phony –
a sure fire way to short circuit. Read more...