This week we spoke with our very own Andy Bethune. Andy is a master networker, and this week he talks with Will Zank about the art of networking. A key to unlocking your potential is confidence. No matter what you’re doing or where you are, networking is essential to any work or social environment. It is about working with those who will not only help with your work but also will help build the community together.
One of the biggest problems people face is networking as an introvert. For extroverts, it feels like you’re talking with any other person, but for some, it may be a little more challenging. The most considerable note to remember is that introverts can be just as talented at networking as extroverts, but it may take some practice. The best thing to do in this situation is to prepare, ask questions, and have a different outlook than you did going into the events. Andy notes that often people skip out on events for fear of not knowing anyone or being unable to network, as others may be networking. It can be overwhelming, and some may not be comfortable in their situation, but anyone is willing to help if you ask.
This week, listen in and learn a few tips on improving your networking ability.
Connect with Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org