Networking is fundamental to how I run my business and how I create relationships. I love networking because it has given me so many amazing opportunities and experiences in my life, and I have met some incredibly inspiring and nurturing individuals with the advent of social media. I learn something each day with every connection. Networking is something we all can use, and it is something we all need. It is also something we can all improve upon. So here are my top ten tips to think about networking.
1) Networking is the new certainty in life, so start learning now.
Benjamin Franklin once said the only two certainties in life are “Death and Taxes.” I propose that there are two more – delivering presentations and dealing with people. No matter where you go, you are giving presentations at school, at work, and at home. And throughout your life, you will always need to deal with people whether it’s at home, at work, or in public. Networking is both presenting and dealing with people. Once you acknowledge and accept this, why not start investing now to become better at it?