Just Thinking Out Loud

Wildly Erratic & Completely Inconsistant

Help! Too many groups to join…

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Who recommended: Lynne Waymon

What I am reading: Make Your Contacts Count (Networking Know-How For Business and Career Success) by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon

Where in the book: page 199

Why I am reading: Learning how to network. Cause believe me, I have no CLUE!

Which quote: “Make the most of your memberships. Choose groups strategically. Not all groups are equally useful for networking. Your choice will depend on your goals and on the characteristics of the group.”

How this quote adjusted my thinking: There is an abundance of groups to join. It is overwhelming to try to evaluate each one. They all look good. I think it is advantageous to research thoroughly six groups. Decide which three of those six groups is the best fit for you. If you can afford to join three, then join three, else join the group at the top of your list. After a year of membership, evaluate your experience. Continue with memberships with groups strong in reciprocal benefits, discontinue groups that did not work out and add a group or two. I think adhering to a process such as this keeps your creative juices flowing.

Written by Lara Nieberding, Online Business Manager

July 3, 2008 at 9:12 AM

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