KnowIt Express, Laura Stafford, KnowIt Express
Know How to Network with People for Business, Career, and Success
The art of networking needs no introduction - you already know just how important it is and if you don't, you will eventually experience first-hand as to why it's so vital - but the inner-working of networking does need introduction because not a lot of people know how to do it, for essentially that's what networking is...introducing yourself and meeting people who could potentially help you.
To get what you want and be successful in this day and age, you need to connect with others, and to do that...you must network!
If the thought of networking makes you queasy, perhaps you just never quite got along with people, didn't fit in back in school or only cared about being around those at the top of the popularity pole. For the sake of networking, you must put all these aside.
Networking requires you to take a mature acceptance of other people.
In the real world, you must try to get along with everybody. They could be your new friend who introduces you to the right people to jump-start your career, your new boss who offers you a better job opportunity, your new investor who bankrolls your business startup, etc.
You will never know who that one person might be to give you that lucky break, if you're unable to approach them with open arms to begin with. The issue then becomes how to network effectively.
It's no longer a one person's road to success. We're all interconnected striving for the same purpose of improving our lives. Let others help you get there and you help them as well by networking.