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30 Day Network Building Challenge!

By July 24, 2019No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Inspired by friend (and yes, interviewee in Build Your Dream Network) Amanda Ellis Cuban and a month long client-development outreach initiative she instigated, here’s a 30-day #BYDN networking challenge for you (no, just because it is summer, you don’t get to take your foot off the network building gas pedal).

For the next 30-days do 1 thing each day to genuinely reconnect with someone in your network.

ONE thing.

Just one.

Each day for 30-days.

What on earth could you do to reconnect, you say to yourself? – and yes, I heard those thoughts in your head!

It doesn’t need to be much, as long as it is genuine. Here are a few ideas I came up with (while writing this post):

  1. Endorse a friend on LinkedIn
  2. RSVP to a meetup (and yes, attend)
  3. Customize a regret note for an event you cannot attend
  4. Organize a carpool
  5. Volunteer to lend a hand
  6. Send a birthday card (or belated birthday card)
  7. Email a mentor and let her/him know how you’re applying their advice
  8. Invite a colleague to join you at an event you’re attending
  9. Fire off a congratulatory text
  10. Recommend a book
  11. Comment on a social media post
  12. Pick up the phone
  13. Wave to your neighbor (assuming you’re on friendly terms)
  14. Organize a lunch
  15. Send along an article of interest
  16. Ask how they’re doing
  17. Tag them in a social media post
  18. Donate to their cause
  19. Subscribe to and rate their podcast (if they have one)
  20. Grab coffee
  21. Take a walk
  22. Forward info to help their business grow or send along a job lead

Bonus points if you come up with 30 different ways to connect with 30 different people in your network.

And you can find Amanda Ellis Cuban’s #BYDN networking roadmap at page 158 of Build Your Dream Network.

J. Kelly Hoey

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 www.buildyourdreamnetwork.com