I want to write poetry because it represents freedom,
I want to write children stories because I feel joyful when my son’s eyes light up when I read him story,
I want to write a letter to a best friend because there is something special about holding a piece of paper to read,
I want to write one of the best advertisements that attract millions of people,
I want to write a song so inspired that people will sing it years to come
Today I’ll write about Networking Events
I went to a few events organized by Biznik members. The one I like best so far is the Master Mind group. There were twelve of us and we divided into 2 groups of six persons each.
Each person in the group would bring a challenge that he or she faces and put it as a question. For example, a freelance writer would ask “How do I get more referrals?”, a massage therapist with her own practice would ask “How do I get more customers?” The other members of the group would then write down a list of possible solutions and at the end, every member would benefit from the input of the rest of the team.
The second type of event I went to was a “Career Mixer”. The organizer would invite some hiring managers, recruiters from some local companies and lots of networkers, job hunters. The last one I went to was at MunchBar in Bellevue, WA. It lasted about three hours. The idea is to get to know some people you have not met and get to know them.
My take away: do not expect too much from these events. Rather, think about that as investment for your long term network and relationship. May be six months or a year from now, you could benefit from some of those connections.
What are some great networking events you went to?
Photo credit to the DEMO Conference