Alison Graham offers some excellent advice on networking and making conversation. Her tips are simple, straightforward and easy to use. As she notes, the goal of conversation at functions is to establish enough common ground to determine a reason to connect again. Although an extravert, I don’t always find it easy to initiate conversation, especially […]
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I am a great fan of the book Work the Pond! Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward in Work and Life (see: Networking For People Who Hate Networking) and use it in courses and programs in networking. I also admire greatly the authors Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac (former managing […]
I have highly recommended previously the book Work the Pond by Darcy Rezac, Judy Thomson & Gayle-Hallgren-Rezac (see http://www.kenhaycock.com/kens-blog/entry/networking-for-people-who-hate-networking.html). They have a weekly tip which I also recommend. This week seems particularly relevant. (No. 397 September 4, 2011) Your Network, Your Job. The recent job stats in the US and Canada have been discouraging (understatement), […]
Networking is important for at least two critical reasons: [a] the research suggests that the majority of the jobs in our field are not posted but become known through networking; [b] the research suggests that an emerging competence for leaders is their ability to develop their network, through special projects, temporary assignments and community involvement, […]
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