As the fairly new organizer of three Meetup groups in North Florida (with plans of expansion across the state), I decided to engage in researching the ins and outs of networking. One of the four books I recently checked out from the local library, The Networking Survival Guide by Diane Darling, McGraw-Hill (2003), pp. 22-23, has an interesting bullet list of 20 insights and thoughts on networking by Richard Saul Wurman, founder of TED (technology, entertainment & design) and author of 80 books, which I share with you now:
- Networking provides potential for greater joy.
- Discover common interests.
- Develop good friendships.
- Business gets done!
- Need to understand what people do.
- Be curious.
- Look at the dashboard – what does it tell you?
- Networking allows you to explore differences as well as what you have in common.
- Don’t distance yourself from failure.
- People like to make things complicated.
- Break bread.
- What drives him is that he’s always confident, and he’s always terrified.
- The desire not to fail is the same as being shy.
- Be a good listener.
- Like interesting people.
- Don’t have to be smart.
- Be genuine.
- The definition of learning is remembering what you are interested in.
- There’s no such thing as a teacher – only a guide.
- Celebrate connections with others.
Which of these ideas will you embrace as you attend your next networking event? Do you have anything to add to this list? Please comment below and share with your tribe if you think it’ll add value to their lives.
John holds four degrees (law, hotel management, literature & computer science, and theater), two decades of technical education, and has 30 years of extensive work experience in the fields of real estate property valuation, mortgage finance, home sales, teaching, and military service.
John is the founder and Broker-Owner of Coleman Tanner Realty 🏡 in Florida.
As a writer, John has been self-publishing books since 2012. His latest nonfiction book, The Entrefluential Broker, is a DIY guide to launching your own real estate brokerage business.
John’s forthcoming book, STR Conversions, will inform real estate investors of how to quadruple their rental income via his new “hotel hacking” strategy.
He plans on taking his lessons to online and offline speaking stages to share his tactics with investors in the second half of 2022.
To discuss speaking engagements and workshops, interested parties can send inquiries to email@example.com.
In addition to writing, John has a love for filmmaking that began while studying theater at Miami-Dade College in 1994.
John plans on overseeing the shooting of an in-house “reality tv” show for his real estate practice, Coleman Tanner Realty.
🎬 John also aspires to executive produce independent films that will be a hybrid of the film noir + murder mystery genre and something new, futuristic, and aesthetically appealing to modern day film enthusiasts (think, anime in real life meets Sherlock Holmes). He also enjoys romantic comedies and Hallmark dramas; he wrote a romantic novella, Faithfully, available on Amazon (under the pen name of Jack Morgan) - so stay tuned for romance films as well.
When he’s not 🖥 online studying film production, AirBnB, real estate, online marketing, or watching movies and his favorite TV shows on Netflix or the tube 📺 for inspiration.
🎼 John also enjoys playing the guitar 🎸 and piano 🎹 in his free time.
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