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Where is Your Network?

By July 17, 2020No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Don’t think you have a network? Think again! Your network is bigger than you imagine and larger than your immediate connections.

Key takeaways:

  • Networking is about strengthening the relationships you already have.
  • Your success depends on mobilizing success from people who already know you.

What to listen for:

  • 00:38 An exercise to identify your network
  • 03:40 Your network is bigger than your immediate connections
  • 04:37 What can happen if you neglect to tap into your network
  • 07:40 Build your dream network takeaway


  • “Unless you’re living under a rock, you have a network.” [01:27]
  • “The only deficiency in the network you have is how you’re valuing it and how you’re defining its ability to help you.” [08:39]

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J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network
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.