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By June 2, 2018January 17th, 2019No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Articles such as this recent one on offering “3 Tips” to improve your networking typically drive me nuts. How nuts? Nuts enough to write a blog post on a Saturday morning before I’ve had caffeine nuts.


If every networking anxiety could be eliminated or networking nightmares erased by a few simple steps — WELL — we’d all do it right? PROBLEM SOLVED! Easier than assembling a piece of IKEA furniture! As universal as good oral hygiene: no endless articles on that ’cause we know to brush our teeth 2x a day and floss regularly. IF networking was as easy as a few simple rules, we’d know what we have to do (and make the personal choice to ignore the solid, universal advice) AND most importantly, we wouldn’t have to see another article promising simple solutions to what is actually a complex, personal and human endeavor.


If you want 3 tips to improve your networking, here are mine:

  1. Tip One: Don’t be a jerk.
  2. Tip Two: Don’t call on your network only when you need something (cause that is being a double jerk).
  3. Tip Three: Read tips 1 and 2 again.
J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at