Guess what? Those stacks of business cards you’ve collected at networking events mean nothing unless you take the next steps. In fact, they might even lure you into a false sense of accomplishment.
Networking isn’t about amassing hundreds of weak ties with people who won’t remember us two weeks after we meet. Instead, it’s about cultivating real relationships.
Many women feel like failures because we go to networking events that were designed for extroverts and sales people. Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to develop our networks.
Help yourself become a smarter networker by shifting from measuring your success by the number of cards collected to cultivating real relationships. Discover how in our new video.
If there’s no way around attending a networking event, check out our blog post, “How to Network at a Social Event When You Know No One.”
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