Networking defined

At Networked Inc, we have a very simple definition of what networking is:

Meet. Understand. Connect.

  • Meet – Pretty simple really. If you are not meeting people, you can’t network.
  • Understand – If you both don’t take the time to understand what one another does and how you can be of assistance, networking can’t happen.
  • Connect – This normally says Connect 3.0:
  1. Connect people to the resources they need.
  2. Connect in a manner where you are open to and interested in sharing with others.
  3. Realize that we are all connected and it is because of this that networking truly works.

What’s your definition of networking?

2 Responses to “Networking defined”

  1. 1 Karen Swim Sunday, June 15 at 8:33 pm

    Terry, I agree! I hear people say that they don’t like networking. It is always because they have been victim of one -sided sales pitches cloaked as “networking.” I define networking by having a genuine interest in people. I listen to what they are saying (or typing) and seek ways that I can add value. In other words, it’s building relationships. Congratulations on the blog!

  2. 2 trybean Monday, June 16 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks Karen-
    My networking mantra: Be interested prior to being interesting. My personal favorite quotation: “I have never learned anything new with my mouth open”.

    Have a great day!

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