Networking gives you a chance to learn from one another and build from each other’s energy. When I was in school I would try to stray away from group projects if the teacher would let me but after graduating and entering the real world I understand the importance of being in a group. Since I didn’t like groups it was hard for me to stay connected. The conversations would go like this
Me: Hey how are you? My name is Courtney. I noticed you and I are both volunteering in the fall fashion show?
Person: I’m ____________. Yeah I am. I can’t wait to start working on the show. Did you go to school around here?
Me: Yeah! Did you?
Person: Yeah lets exchange info and link up soon.
Me: I’ll send you an email soon…….
Days past I’ll send out an email and we would message each back and forth. Once I’m done getting the info or service I needed I didn’t understand how to continue networking from there. I figured out years later it was me and I was making it awkward. It could be them as well. It takes more than one person to continue the conversation but I was looking to network it was up to me to hold that bond. I don’t want to be that person that only reaches out when I need something. I’ve learn to be visible. One day I don’t want to be the one needing the service or advice I would love to be the one giving a helping hand.
Do you have problems networking with others or does it come naturally for you? Leave a comment below.
Sincerely, Courtney Renee