Part One: Networking = Communication + Intent
What is networking and why can it feel a bit…dirty? It’s because we only have half of the idea! Watch the video below to learn more!
Now that you have finished the video, read on to wrap up the major points!
Why Networking Feels Dirty
If you were to ask my thoughts on networking a few years ago I would have given you a pessimistic response. However, that’s because I didn’t know what made it so successful!
Networking is made of two things…
- Communication – How you deliver your message. Basically, all this means is how well you are able to talk. This includes your verbal and non-verbal skills.
- Intent – What do you want out of the interaction. In short, ask yourself what you want to get out of meeting others. Next, ask yourself what you would be willing to give in return.
In short, most people know how to communicate. However, when it comes to intent, things can get tricky. To remedy this, focus on the genuine exchange of ideas! After accomplishing this, the communication aspect will come much easier.