In This chapter
Becoming more involved
Volunteering to speak
Taking advantage of social media
Networking isn’t going quite as you want? Don’t worry. In this chapter, I offer you ten quick tips to get better results from your networking efforts.
Often, when people tell me they aren’t getting anything from networking, they simply aren’t doing enough of it or haven’t been doing it for long enough.
And be patient – networking is a long game. Many people give up just before they’re about to have a big breakthrough, like swimming the Channel and turning back when sight of land is actually just over the horizon.
Probably the easiest way to raise your profile in networking circles is to become part of the team running the local group or groups. You become a figurehead, have an excuse to call anyone you like and create the opportunity to grow and develop ...