One of the most important aspects of communication is the context that it happens. Everyone knows to act accordingly at concerts, formal dinners, recess. The people that set up these events control the guestlist, the purpose of the event, and to an extent all of what happens at the event.
If you want to hit it big, you have to build your network, not just your connections. You have to go out of your way to invite and introduce people who don’t know each other, to eachother. By making new connections between other people, you get props for and may benefit from anything good that comes out of that relationship.
Networking professionals create meetups, groups, organizations, websites, and businesses to help other people meet other people. She who builds the stadium, can not only take credit for what goes on, she can also charge at the door!
Who are the people you’ve been meaning to introduce to one another? Who do you think might be good working together? When’s the last time you introduced your friends to other friends, or former co-workers with people you co-work with?
Make a list of people you want to introduce one another.
- Make a list of people you want to meet
- Choose a few dates and times for them to select for a meeting
- Invite them (works best with 5+ people and drinks on Zoom)
- Repeat Weekly