Every time I go to a conference, whether it's being hosted by a company or professional organization, I'm reminded of the importance of networking. I meet many wonderful, smart people and I want to stay in touch with them.
One of the best books I've read about networking is Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi. It's somewhat ironic that I read the book while traveling (alone) from a conference. But I digress. Before I share my takeaway from the book, let me first explain what networking isn't: