New Ideas on Networking

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Rosiland Hester
Accounting I AC114
Professor William Blix
March 1, 2013
Unit 1 Assignment

What additional ideas do you have for networking?
Networking is a group of people who exchange information, contacts, and experience for professional or social purposes. We all know that most networking is hear say, internet, flyers, posters, billboards and etc… The goal of networking should be to help other people. It’s far more important to understand their needs before you tell them about your needs. You don’t need to know the most people, just the right people. The ideas I may have is setting up a group where you can establish good ideas to get the right information out. I believe you need to go beyond your industry. Connect with people on a variety of levels from a wide range of areas. By growing your network outside of the usual areas you will be more valuable to people that are in your immediate industry. With a broad network you can be the person that connects people across industries. The more value you create, the more it will come back to you many times over. Focus all of your networking efforts on helping the people you contact. Simply spread information in a friendly and helpful way. Building your network is the same as building friends. Be interested in what they are doing and offer friendly suggestions when you can. And as a friend you want people to trust you and the information that you provide them with to sufficient. And always try to Connect with like-minded people. This can be a powerful way enhance your network. Most people think of networking as reaching out to new people, but don’t forget about the network that you already have. There is no need to wait to meet new people to start connecting others or sharing useful information. Network within the groups that are already close by is better than trying to gain confidence in others. Sometimes it can be hard to get new people so start with what you have you can never go wrong.

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