In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses two basic principles of networking that you must follow.
I have advice for you today about the importance of networking. For many of you, you are doing it all wrong. To you, you think networking is being online. You are on LinkedIn. You're making connections with people. You're doing a whole bunch of stuff. And you're not really talking to anyone.
Yes, it is important to influence people with how you communicate. You are absolutely right. However, there is a difference when you're talking with someone for real, with meeting with someone for real and doing online networking. I want to encourage you to get out of the house, get out of your office and start scheduling regular sessions where you meet with people..
There was a suggestion made a few years ago to have lunch with someone every day as a networking strategy. I want to encourage you to talk with someone every day about some professional circumstance where you are creating an influence. Where you are creating your brand and your image in their minds.
Help them. Just chat with them. See where they can use advice and counsel. Doing things like that where you're actually sitting and talking with someone, as opposed to emailing or texting,, will go a long way toward creating the sort of influence that will help you get an introduction at a time when you will need it..
Again, as I said on a recent video, the next recession is coming. I don't know when it is coming but there is another recession that is coming. I have my opinions for when it's going to be, but my opinions are are irrelevant. Ultimately, another recession is going to come. You want to be in a position where people know you, like you, trust you and want to help you. They know what you do and know you, like you, trust you and want to help you.
Get out and talk to people. Help.
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and business life coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.
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