Judy Robinett's talk at TEDxSacramento's "This Changes Everything" was...everything for me.
She's the author of "How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits." Her talk was full of tweetable tips for truly valuable networking:
She acknowledged the phony, creepy, inauthentic "networking" that most of us think of. Instead, she urged us:
Being a power connector is a dialogue. Always ask, "Who else do you know who I should talk to?" And:
She acknowledged that putting yourself in front of others is scary. You might imagine a worst case scenario when it comes to being seen, trying something new, doing your work, etc. She says to flip that mindset and tell yourself:
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