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Networking Tip – Start With Who You Know

By May 31, 2015June 6th, 2020No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Networking starts with who you already know, not a bunch of strangers. Contrary to the negative chatter in your head, let me say this: we all know people or people who can introduce us to people or people who can offer up alternatives to the introduction or opportunity we are seeking. A warm introduction from someone you already know trumps the cold call or the cold shoulder.

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.