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How Do Others Network Successfully?

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.

Cheers!

Author:

John holds four degrees and two decades of technical education, and has extensive experience in the fields of real estate property valuation, mortgage finance, and home sales, and is the Broker-Owner of Coleman Tanner Realty 🏡 in Florida. John was recently admitted into the NYU film school’s 1-year online certificate program in Film & TV Essentials, as well as completed the 14-Day Filmmaker Academy by the legendary tv commercial gurus, Paul Xavier and Anthony Gallo. 🎥 He plans on shooting social media video commercials that documents and highlights the journey to success of many high performance attorney entrepreneurs, as well as lead an in-house film production company for his real estate practice, Coleman Tanner Realty. 🎬 Lastly, John aspires to self-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. (Ladies, he also enjoys romantic comedies and dramas too, - and he wrote a romantic novella titled Faithfully (available on Amazon) - so stay tuned!) When he’s not 🖥 online studying film production and marketing techniques, or watching movies and TV shows on the tube 📺 for inspiration, 🎼John also enjoys playing the guitar 🎸 and piano 🎹 in his free time.

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