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Secrets To Successful Networking

Secrets To Successful Networking

Originally published 1/19/2017

In the era of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, I literally cannot count the number of times I have been told that in order to overcome the old boy’s club, I need to “stop being afraid and get out there and network.”  For most people I know who despise networking events, it’s less about fear of making connections, and more about failing to see the value of schmoozing with strangers, or a desire to not come off as a smarmy used car salesman just trying to sell an idea or profit from a connection.  While I’ve seen my fair share of people who attend networking events...