If you’ve read my book or this blog, you know I have a fundamentally different take on “networking” and while I have more than a few “kelly’isms” when it comes to networking do’s, don’ts and why would you ever imagine taking those actions!, I truly believe there is no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to networking.
You’re unique. Your network is unique – because you’ve interacted with it in ways which are uniquely you.
All I can do is offer up my suggestions and tips that can make you uniquely better at connecting with your network.
I was recently interviewed on the She’s On Top podcast. A fun, engaging and yes, insightful conversation with hosts Jessica Wright and Tracy Hornik. Yes, this conversation offers up a few tips and suggestions you can put to use immediately.
Some of the topics we cover in our conversation:
- How did I become a networking expert? Because, yeah, no one says “I want to grow up to be a networking expert”.
- Are there different networks for men and women? Short answer, yes. Longer answer is the topic of my next book.
- What should the structure of your network look like? Suggestion: listen to the podcast and flip to pages 41-43 of Build Your Dream Network.
- Is it different networking online? Sort of, but not really. Additional tips for networking online with intention, here and here and here.
- What networks do women need? Yes, research shows that successful women leverage their networks better than anyone else (and I’m so intrigued by this, I’m spending the year researching and writing about it, plus facilitating group coaching sessions around it).
Along my top tips for engaging your unique network. Check out my She’s On Top podcast interview here.