Career & Business

Networking Basics: 8 Tips to Networking Without Being Fake

September 25, 2012

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As I sit here typing away, I’ve got my big green fuzzy socks on: a true sign that fall is finally here.

I’m not sure why autumn is such a busy season for events, but it is.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be speaking at three different conferences, then hosting our own sold out shindig, RHH Live, at Donna Karan’s gorgeous Urban Zen center the last week in October.

Most of us have heard the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

While I don’t entirely agree with that statement, I wholeheartedly agree that strong relationships make a huge difference to the speed and satisfaction of your success.

And attending live events is a fantastic way to build your network and make connections.

The problem is, many of us can’t stand the idea of networking. It feels fake and contrived. And if you’re an introvert, fuggettaboutit.

Just thinking of spending countless hours on small talk in a loud and crowded room of strangers is enough to make you exhausted.

If you want a healthy reframe on networking plus eight tips to make it a whole lot easier, here you go.

Now these eight tips are just the tip of the iceberg. What I’d really love is your input on networking.

Take a moment and really think about where some of the best business connections in your life came from.
Was it traditional “networking?” Was it some other unexpected route? Do you have do’s and don’ts for non fakey pants networking?

Leave a comment below and let me know. Remember, the more specific you can be, the better.

Your experience and insight helps us all.

Thank you, as always, for reading, watching and contributing!


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