Networking is a low-cost, high-time marketing strategy. There are very few shortcuts here – relationships grow encounter after encounter, and it’s inevitably counterproductive to rush them.
Whether you are new to networking or a connector-maven, you can benefit from taking time to grow your own relationship network. Taking time means putting intention and imagination into your relationships. Many tend to approach networking in a haphazard manner, just waiting for connections to cross their path, instead of going out and making the connections they know they need. (more…)