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Networking Is About Creating Experiences — And Building Your Brand

By August 15, 2018 January 17th, 2019 No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

I know.

You hear “networking” and you think “working the room” or “making small talk with people you don’t know and aren’t likely to ever see again”.

I know and feel your pain.

That’s why I seek out and share stories like venture capitalist Brenda Irwin who is building her business network via bike and craft brewery tours and conversational salons. Niche, invite-only events that are having a significant impact and extending her network well-beyond the limited number of participants who are “actually” in the room.

Read all about Brenda’s network building approach on Forbes.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.