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Review: Networking Basics: 8 Tips to Networking WIthout Appearing Fake


I review this YouTube video as well as summarize the content.

Summary

Today, I want to do a review of a video I saw on YouTube that was done by Marie Forleo, who is a terrific marketer, terrific information provider. Everything that I've heard about Marie is terrific. So I don't want to make it seem like, in reviewing this, my intention is to go out of my way to beat her up. She doesn't deserve that at all. She's a terrific advocate for people. So, the video is called "Networking Basics: 8 Tips to Networking Without Being Fake."
Now, I want to stop by saying this is a networking Basics video. So, it covers the obvious points in networking, but it has her own twist to it. I think they're quite good. So let me start by saying the most important thing that she says early on, the one thing that I think most people will overlook when they think about it, is that networking is an ongoing organic process. It is not something that you do once every two years when we are changing jobs or when you need something from someone it's something that has to be part of your repertoire so that, in this way, you don't appear like a mooch. You are developing relationships with people which is really what networking is all about.
So, she then continues by going through her 8 points. I'm just going to go through them quickly. Networking involves focusing on giving, rather than getting. Introducing people. Doing things to share with them without any expectation of anything in return. You need to be present is her second point and that, when you're meeting someone at a networking scenario, don't be looking behind them. I'm trying to do that now to illustrate. Don't be looking behind them to see who else is there who you might go to next. Be present with the individual. She tells a great story in the course of illustrating this point.
Listen more than you talk and she uses the metaphor of two ears /one mouth as part of teaching us. Always think in terms of the long term. It's not a short term situation which to me is kind of redundant with her big point which (networking) is an ongoing organic process.
Don't overcommit and feel guilty is her fifth point. By that is promising more than you can really deliver at that particular time.
Number six is be honest. No false promises offered. If you have no intention of getting in touch with this person ever again and they are looking to set up a time to speak, it's really easy to go, "Okay, no problem. Give me a call," and never respond and that makes you look terrible. Better to simply say, "I am booked solid. Could you bear with me and I'll see if I can get to you," or "I don't know when I'm going to wind up having time," and just kind of push them away from the immediacy to a time later on.
If you are interested in networking with them, take action immediately. So, if you've promised to do something for someone, you can do it on your phone, right? A lot of things you can handle immediately, like within five minutes of leaving the conversation that creates a great impression. At the latest, if you're meeting them at a conference, in a trade show, at a networking event, do it when we get home. Don't push it off when you might risk forgetting about it. Give yourself a memo on your phone to remind you to take this action.
Lastly, I think this is an important one, only go to events that excite you. Only go to make friends. If your reason for going to a networking event is to take, if you're not really interested in the subject of the event at the conference, don't go! At the end of the day, you have to do things to please yourself and not fixate on the connection. Afterall, the game plan in networking is to make friends and to build a partnership with someone, not just go gimme, gimme,gimme,gimme,gimme.
Her video was good, but it's basic and that was the intention. So, for those of you who are new and or uncomfortable with networking, (thumbs up)

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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Networking The Easy Way: Two Easy Ways to Network | JobSearchTV.com


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Few people like to network yet statistics show it is the most effective way to find work . . .by more than 2:1 over job boards and recruiters. Here, I explain 2 painless ways to network that don’t involve talking to strangers, going to network events or LinkedIn.

Summary

Today's video is one that talks about easy ways to network because most people conjure up this image of networking as going out the parties or networking events where they hug the wall, have nothing in common with the people that are there, and they create this painful image for themselves that's really unnecessary because networking isn't really about talking to strangers. It's really about who the people you know know who you don't know. I know that's an awkward construct but that is the reality of it .
70% of positions are filled as result of networking and, of those, 70% 70% of them (or) ( ) 49 percent () all told are filled as a result of people your network knows. You don't know them. So, here's two very simple things that you can do that's going to help you begin the process of getting comfortable with networking again
So, here's this thing called a phone and the first place to go to is your texts and the older texts that you have and to notice if there's anyone back there who you haven't been in contact In quite some time. You can do the same thing with email, as well. I want you to do that, too, and just notice the people in your text history, in your emails, that you haven't spoken with in a long time and just send them a quick message.
"Hey, you came to mind. I thought it would just drop your quick notes and reconnect.""
It has been a long time. Let's figure out a time to speak. I'd like to catch up. "
It's really that simple .Now, when you catch up, the idea is not to go, "hey! I'm looking for a job. Do you know anyone? "I think you can be a little bit more discrete and just simply say, in a casual way, after you've exchanged pleasantries, after you've talked about family, after you brought one another up about work, you can segue the conversation into specific asks of them and, thus, you can talk with people . . . And it doesn't have to be in your profession. I want to be clear about this. There's some great stories I've shared over the years about people who are completely unrelated to professions who are the basis for people finding work.
So, it doesn't have to be work related. It's just people, in general, and get caught up and, then, mention you're looking for something. If you hear about a position where or hear someone talking about or what have you you make the request of them.
The second thing I want you to do is, again, with your phone with whatever way you keep a list of your. relationships, if you were fired tomorrow, whoare the first 10 people you'd reach out to? Here, I would think more professional, rather than personal but think of the first ten people you want to reach out to and let them to let them know or to ask for advice or help . . . And do it NOW! Not because you're looking for a job. Just do it because your network has to be in place when you need it.
Your network . . . And this is true of the previous suggestion I made . . . This can be as simple as reaching out and getting reconnected now. I've mentioned in previous videos the idea around Christmas time . It's so easy for networking because all you have to do is send the traditional holiday card asking that you get caught up in January. And it just opens the door. People are very receptive during the year.. if you use these tactics, you'll reactivate your network proactively and, again, this is not about job hunting, per se () although in the first one I gave the example of how you could convert it for job hunting () . It's about getting caught up with people now, so ,in this way, if you need some help, If you need some support,, if you need introductions, people are receptive because they're not strangers now that you've reconnected.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions

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The Basic Principles of Networking | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses two basic principles of networking that you must follow.

Summary

I have advice for you today about the importance of networking. For many of you, you are doing it all wrong. To you, you think networking is being online. You are on LinkedIn. You're making connections with people. You're doing a whole bunch of stuff. And you're not really talking to anyone.

Yes, it is important to influence people with how you communicate. You are absolutely right. However, there is a difference when you're talking with someone for real, with meeting with someone for real and doing online networking. I want to encourage you to get out of the house, get out of your office and start scheduling regular sessions where you meet with people..

There was a suggestion made a few years ago to have lunch with someone every day as a networking strategy. I want to encourage you to talk with someone every day about some professional circumstance where you are creating an influence. Where you are creating your brand and your image in their minds.

Help them. Just chat with them. See where they can use advice and counsel. Doing things like that where you're actually sitting and talking with someone, as opposed to emailing or texting,, will go a long way toward creating the sort of influence that will help you get an introduction at a time when you will need it..

Again, as I said on a recent video, the next recession is coming. I don't know when it is coming but there is another recession that is coming. I have my opinions for when it's going to be, but my opinions are are irrelevant. Ultimately, another recession is going to come. You want to be in a position where people know you, like you, trust you and want to help you. They know what you do and know you, like you, trust you and want to help you.

Get out and talk to people. Help.

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Review: Networking Basics: 8 Tips to Networking WIthout Appearing Fake

 

I review this YouTube video as well as summarize the content.

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