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Networking Requires Gratitude

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Networking Requires Gratitude
This is the fifth week of our series on The Value of a Network. Last week, I covered the fact that networking requires your passion. It takes passion to spark passion in someone else. This week, I’m going to talk about the importance of gratitude and how that helps your network grow.

Symptoms of Ingratitude

Ingratitude is an ugly thing. It makes people feel unappreciated, unwanted, and uninspired to help you. That’s a really bad thing when you’re trying to grow a network. So what are some of the symptoms you’ll experience if you suffer from ingratitude?Read More »Networking Requires Gratitude

7 Deadly Sins of Networking

7 Deadly Sins of Networking
Last week, I discussed the value of building a network. This week, I’m going to talk about the things people do that destroy relationships and end up killing the network’s benefit for themselves and others. If you find yourself doing any of these, it’s time to reconsider and re-ignite your game.Read More »7 Deadly Sins of Networking

The Value of a Network

The Value of Networking
There is a game called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. The game is simple. You are given random names of actors and must link those actors back to Kevin Bacon in as few steps as possible. Kevin Bacon himself is a 0. Anyone who acted in a film with Kevin Bacon is a one. Anyone who acted in a film with someone who has acted in a film with Kevin Bacon is a two. Anyone who is connected to a level 2 becomes a level 3. Anyone connected to them becomes a level 3. And so the game goes.Read More »The Value of a Network