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Rather Than Networking, Think About Being Of Service

By March 22, 2018January 21st, 2019No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

What value can you provide to benefit someone else?

I have a #BYDN challenge for you: Instead of wondering how to go about “networking” give some consideration to how you can be of service.

  • Hold the door open for a colleague? Volunteer information? Stop to talk with your neighbor? Recommend or send a business referral? Provide timely feedback? Proofread a resume? Listen to an elevator pitch? Role play a job interview? Speak up for someone, save them a seat or step aside so they can take the lead?
  • It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture, a small random, unexpected act of service will do.
  • What act, action, acknowledgment, assistance, advice, courtesy, favor, gesture, guidance, indulgence, mentorship — the list of no-sweat possibilities you can take on, goes on — the choice of how to be of service is entirely up to you.
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