So good to know. I went to a writer’s group because I knew I needed to network out and guess what? It was awesome hanging out with fellow writers! They were all great.
Do you cringe when someone suggests that you get out and ‘network’ with other writers, business owners, or creative types?
Networking can be intimidating, I know. As an introvert who excels at listening, networking can give me butterflies if I think it’s all about me and my business and needing to say the right thing to the right person.
I’ve found a trick that helps with the anxiety. I put on a matchmaker’s cap. I go to an event with the intent to focus on others instead of myself.
Here’s what it entails: focusing on learning about a person and his/her needs and then seeing if I can connect that person with the ‘right match’ by the end of the evening.
If you do this, people will learn about you and your experience. And if can connect two individuals with specific needs to the person they are looking for, they’ll…
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