Networking done well is a highly effective way to change careers, get a job, get advice, and make sales. But what about when we are on the other side of the table? How do we benefit from giving the advice and making the connections?
First, it’s flattering because people see the value our experience, knowledge, and network. Second, if feels quite good to be helpful. Third, we can extend our own network. The people meeting with us are also meeting and can connect us with other interesting, helpful people. And fourth, it feels good to pay it forward (for future benefit) or pay it back (from when we were well treated and supported in the past).
Go ahead and take the call or the coffee. Everyone benefits.
In your corner,
Today’s photo credit: Sharon Hahn Darlin cc