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    • THE ART & SCIENCE OF NETWORKING The Idea: It’s not only who you know…. Bobby Mathew
    • Networking What ? Why? How? Tools? The Networking Game is the art of discovering patterns in the world and making useful connections for ourselves and for others. It is about weaving new options into our social safety nets.
    • The Networking Game Network: lines of communication connecting a set of points. Network: a pattern of human interaction characterized by a process of information exchange usually leading to other human interactions and/or material, service, information, monetary or spiritual exchanges. ~ Richard Haight Weaver: someone who sees patterns and makes connections; they weave the networks.
    • There’s Networking and then there’s Networking You know more than I do about the fine points of social networking. But how much do you know about purposeful or productive networking? There is an art to the latter – and there’s some science, too.
    • THE BIG IDEA (Network) Q: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. TRUE______ FALSE______ Q: It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you. TRUE______ FALSE______
    • THE BIG IDEA A: Both are TRUE, but not really. Q: It’s not who knows you, it’s who knows WHAT YOU KNOW. TRUE______ TRUE______
    • Purposeful Networking We tend to think it is: But it really is: Cold-calling Warm leads Mingling with strangers Relationship building Borrowing Mom’s & Dad’s Creating your own contact list connections FaceBook or any other Face time Only for extroverts A learnable skill
    • Purposeful Networking To do it well, you will need to: Be clear about your goals. Create a strategy Be able to articulate your personal vision and value and needs. Know whom you want to know and be known by. Commit to building relationships over time. Be “strategically opportunistic”. Offer as much as you ask.
    • First, the SCIENCE There is a calculus / there are formulas. You must have goals for networking that support your vision (or your vision-in-process). Research, research, research -- Determine what / who is adjacent and how they might help. Build your lists – maps – targets. Work your lists and track your activities and responses. It is, to some extent, a numbers game.
    • Now, the ART There must be a vision and a message – this is marketing! Bring your creativity and excitement to every encounter. Become a compelling brand. Create buzz. Get slightly famous. Practice making new connections and in roads Be empathetic – consider your audience. Think big and think long-term. Nurture connections to turn them into trusted and reliable relationships.
    • Few Networking Sites LinkedIn [] business network XING [] global business network [] science network Ryze [] business network Plaxo [] business network ZoomInfo [] business search engine, partnering with XING and Hoover’s [] business search engine Implu [] business search engine
    • Rules of the game Be it Useful for both sides See opportunity in every thing and everyone you see or talk No Boring Talks Listen Some leading questions - Query in a way they would like to answer Never cut the relations - keep it alive – by means of festive any kind Build Relations – Build and Build Don’t Make assumptions
    • Recruitment Recruitment Vs Networking