36: Networking, Networking, Networking

Business Geeks Podcast

There’s a famous quote that goes, “Your network is your net worth.” 

For business owners, this quote stresses the importance of building relationships and constructing a vast network of potential collaborators, partners, customers, guests, and the like. Networking can be an awkward and sometimes onerous duty, though.

In this episode, we dive deep into the importance and meaning of networking, offer controversial opinions about this topic, share stories of attending awkward networking events, and discuss the current state of networking during the time of COVID.

What To Listen For:

  • Networking can be difficult regardless of your personality type (03:32)
  • “Your network is your net worth” (04:35)
  • Networking defined (06:07)
  • “Networking is evolving for the better because of women business owners” (07:43)
  • An all-women vs mixed networking event (10:58)
  • A networking event with “green” business owners (12:23)
  • It’s hard to tell the value of a relationship as it evolves through the years (14:49)
  • “Success is contagious” (16:40)
  • Networking is not about making a sale (17:53)
  • Awkward moments during networking events (18:49)
  • Virtual and online networking (20:49)
  • Attending a networking event needs a purpose and clarity (24:28)
  • Non-traditional ways of networking (26:49)

What’s Grinding Our Gears
Jen: Spending a lot of time on introductions in online events (32:40)
All: Online etiquette (36:29)

Get My Lunch Money/One Cool Thing
Joe: Rent an AMC Theater for $99 (27:47)

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