The Power of the Network
Written by Kim Glover
Most of us are no strangers to networking, but surprisingly only a select handful can harness the true power of a professional business network. Many rely on social networks like LinkedIn to make connectivity easier, but social networks are no substitute for direct, personal, quality connections. When the people in your network value being connected with you— then the real magic happens.
The power of networking lies in how well your contacts get to know you, how much they learn to trust you, how much they gain from having you in their network, and how many other like-minded powerful people there are in your network. How to create a powerful network? Time is precious so make sure you network with meaning.
Understand what you’re trying to achieve from networking and have a plan which outlines your goal, the connections you want to make, how you’re going to connect, how much time you’re going to invest, what you can offer to the relationship and ultimately what results you would like to see. Be sure meet to your network in person for coffee, breakfast, lunch (or whatever) regularly. And, my top tip, if you ever want to get support, be sure to give it generously.
Exeter PA Network are a professional networking group for all admin support professionals in the Exeter area and beyond learn more.
Kim has returned fresh from winning a Rising Star Award from WeAreTheCity (WATC) in London on Friday. On the centenary of the women’s vote, the WATC celebrated leading women from across the UK to recognise and award their successes. The awards received over 35,000 votes from 104 countries and aim to showcase female role models across different industries and professions. Kim won a Rising Star Award in the EA & PA award category.
For more information contact Kim Glover at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.exeterpanetwork.com
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