Lara Nieberding

The Purple Lara

Underestimating the Power of Networking

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Who recommended: Lynne Waymon

What I am reading: Make Your Contacts Count (Networking Know-How For Business and Career Success) by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon

Where in the book: page 50

Why I am reading: Learning how to network. Cause believe me, I have no CLUE!

Which quote: “Never underestimate the power of networking to enhance your life, both professionally and personally.”

How this quote adjusted my thinking:

I think this is where I have faltered. I honestly thought networking was a one shot deal. I thought it was an activity I signed up for. Attend the activity, smile, state your name, exchange business cards and call it a day. In that perspective, networking is quite the chore.

My perspective of networking is changing. I like the idea of networking being ongoing. I am learning a new vocabulary. I am getting a new framework for my behavior. I feel more professional. I feel more confident.

Written by The Purple Lara

April 4, 2008 at 7:47 PM

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