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A Note on Networking: WHAT To Do With a New Connection & How to Network Effectively




Hey friends,

it's your girl Tiff, and I'm back again with another recap of an episode from The Life: Unscripted podcast by Organized Energy



So, we've been talking about

networking...


  • Networking can sometimes feel taboo or uncomfortable for some people, but it's almost essential for personal and professional development.

  • Whether you're networking to meet like-minded individuals for leisure, hobbies, self-improvement, or for brand development, building relationships is key.

  • Networking goes beyond exchanging business cards or contact information at events or online.

  • It's about nurturing relationships, leading with your listening ear, and providing value and service to others.

  • It's not about what you can get from someone else; it's about being an asset to their network and vice versa.

Now, you might be wondering, "What do I do with a new connection?"


Building relationships takes effort, and it's more than just a one-time interaction.







Here are a few tips

to help you navigate your new connections:

1. Share resources: When you come across something that might benefit your new connection, such as articles, links, events, or opportunities, share them. Show that you want to be an asset and provide value.

2. Spend time: Whether it's virtual or in-person, invite your new connection for a coffee, a walk, or an activity that aligns with your common interests. Spending quality time together helps establish trust and strengthens the relationship.


3. Nurture your network: Take a second look at your existing connections. Engage with them, show interest in their goals, and look for ways to support each other. Remember, business is built on relationships.

4. Communicate: Reach out through email, text, or social media messages. Thank them for the connection, express your interest in getting to know them better, and offer to meet up or have a virtual chat.

5. Engage online: Interact with their social media posts when it aligns with your values and interests. Like, comment, or share their content to show your support and appreciation.

6. Collaborate: Look for opportunities to work together on projects, events, or initiatives that complement each other's skills or businesses. Collaboration can lead to mutual growth and success.


Remember, the key is to build authentic relationships based on trust, common interests, and shared values. Be genuine in your efforts to provide value and support, and the benefits will naturally follow.



I hope

these networking tips help you on your journey.


Remember to be intentional, nurture your connections, and always lead with authenticity.


If you have any other networking tips or best practices, feel free to share them with me.


I love hearing from you!


Before we wrap up,

I want to remind you of two things:


First, if you're interested in launching your own podcast, check out my book, "Is This Thing On? The Super Simple Guide to Planning, Launching, and Scaling Your Podcast."


It's a great resource that provides valuable insights into networking, podcasting, branding, and more.


Secondly, I have a curated list of tools and resources that I personally use and recommend.


You can download it for free at organizedenergy.co/spillthetea to help you work smarter and save time.



I invite you to


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Wishing you an abundance of success in your networking endeavors!


Join the conversation by weighing in with your response to today's poll!


Do you have a system/workflow in-place for processing/"working" new connections that you've made?

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Have the absolute best week ever!


 


Tiffany Williams has a corporate background and 21+ years experience as the founder of several startups over the years.


She is an Author, Podcast Hostess with the Mostess, Accountability Partner, Mentor & Life Coach to executives, leaders, professionals, and students; a Consultant to Groups and Organizations, a Book Publisher and Inspirational, Motivational Keynote Speaker with a holistic approach to personal and professional development.


Tiffany is a passionate writer, corporate trainer, and presenter on topics such as: personal development, professional development, leadership development, brand development, holistic development, social-emotional wellness and development, youth development, organizational development, process development, and platform (book writing and podcast launching) development.


Her passion and purpose is to help others discover and fulfill theirs.


As a mother, nature lover, vegan foodie, down-to-earth hipster who la-la-loves music and dancing with seemingly two left feet (lol), Tiffany carries love and light wherever she goes.


She believes in leading with both love and a listening ear.



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