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What Does Networking Mean, and What Does It Look Like Today?

By October 21, 2019July 21st, 2020No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Time to shake up your idea of what networking means. If it is not schmoozing at parties and endless coffee dates, then what is networking? Hint: some of your daily routines actually are network building activities.

Key takeaways:

  • Positive, brief, day-to-day interactions are the ingredients for a supportive network.
  • Those trivial tasks you dread might be the networking opportunities you’ve been waiting for.

What to listen for:

  • 00:38 What is networking?
  • 03:28 Prioritize micro-networking in your day-to-day
  • 04:02 Email as a networking opportunity
  • 05:37 Voicemail as a networking opportunity
  • 06:06 Online presence as a networking opportunity
  • 09:32 Three networking takeaways


“A first impression is not just made by a firm handshake at a cocktail party, it’s made when someone hits search on Google!” [06:16]

Take a listen to Episode One of the Build Your Dream Network podcast to reframe your approach to networking (in 10 minutes or less).

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking Expert + Career Transformation Coach + Author + Speaker, Kelly Hoey looks at "networking" through a new, modern, fresh lens, offering you (who are pursuing and perhaps struggling with your big ambitions), advice on how to connect for success in a hyper-connected world that is woefully short in its attention span. Her network-building advice is relatable, instilling confidence with actionable insights and practical information.