Porter Gale: Why Your Connections Are Worth More Than Money - Forbes
Liz Bugarin stashed this in @.edu
Solid advice. Especially this bit:
"I don’t believe it’s the size of the network that is important. I believe it is the quality of the relationships and your ability to make authentic connections that most greatly impacts your true worth. I believe that seeking out and working in collaboration with others who share your interests and values will provide a stronger foundation, enabling you to reach a higher level of success than you would on your own."
Easier said than done!
Porter Cole's four networking tips:
1.) Use technology to accelerate your connecting efforts
2.) Don’t under estimate the role of events, conference or places that I call “Power Pockets” in your networking efforts.
3.) View networking as a lifestyle and an “inside” game first and remember networking is about relationships not transactions.
4.) Focus on giving and helping others and you’ll get more back than you ever expected.
I do like point #4. A lot.
so socially awkward or introverted people suffer from a form poverty?
Yes. As a result, they have to work harder to achieve the same results.