Sabrina Ali, Guest Author
Networking… it’s a dreaded word.
And an even more dreaded act to engage in (at least for most people).
Unfortunately you only call something “networking” when you don’t like nor look forward to the experience of meeting or seeing people. BUT you have to call it something to make it feel like it wasn’t a total waste of your time.
But the truth is that networking is an everyday, day-to-day, daily occurrence. Like (hopefully) brushing your teeth.
When networking feels good, it gets called “a great conversation” or “a new connection” or “a lovely experience” or “so good to get to know you better.”
So do what you must in your head to make the necessary re-arrangements – to know networking as a positive force in the world.
And what makes the experience so lovely? (Don’t worry – it’s not a rhetorical question!)
It’s usually because one or both of you wasn’t following a script.
One or both of you more than likely inspired the other to feel authentic.
One or both of you certainly has better things to do with your time and because you do, you make everything you do worth your while and worthwhile for the other person by default.
To help you create more magic moments (because isn’t life better when there’s magic in it?!) between you and another human being, here is a list of 32 questions that are actually interesting to be asked + intriguing to hear the answer to. Click here to view the list!
Copyright © 2014 – Sabrina Ali. Sabrina is a writer, career counselor, speaker and teacher. She speaks for inspiration and alchemy. She talks about how to shape a career that is a reflection of who you really are and how to work with purpose, creativity and a sense of contribution. She is low-tech, high inspiration, imagination and creativity stirring. View Sabrina’s Website!
Larry James is a Professional Speaker, Author and Coach. He presents networking seminars nationally and “Networking” coaching by telephone or one-on-one. His latest book is, Ten Commitments of Networking: Creative Ways to Maximize Your Personal Connections! Something NEW about Networking is posted on this Networking BLOG every 4th day! Visit Larry’s Networking Website at: “Networking HQ!”
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