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  • 1. 1 of 21Building Your Network
  • 2. 2 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netRecap: The Skills of Networking3 Mindsets1. Build Relationships2.Cultivate Weak Ties3.Be Relevant and Helpful3 Skills1. Show Genuine Interest2. Make Small Talk3. Find a Way to Give
  • 3. 3 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netHow Do You Build a Network?1. Grow from the Inside-Out2. Use the Drip Method3. Find Events4. Use Direct Outreach5. Join Interesting Projects6. Be the Hub
  • 4. 4 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netDevelop a StrategyIt’s important that yournetworking has purposeand congruency.Don‘t run around like a chicken with yourhead cut off.
  • 5. 5 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netThe Three 5’s of Networking StrategyWhat are you looking for?• Well connected?• Good Listener?• Willing to Give?Who can help you?• Hiring Managers?• People job-searching insimilar fields?• Freelancers in your field?Who are the connectedpeople you should know?• In Your Industry?• At the company?• In Your Field?
  • 6. 6 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netGrow from the Inside-OutYou already have apowerful network.Start with what you have.Don‘t run around like a chicken with yourhead cut off.
  • 7. 7 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.net3 Tools: Grow from the Inside-Out1. Send out an Email2. Use Social Media3. Have ConversationsChoose 1 to Start WithDon‘t run around like a chicken with yourhead cut off.
  • 8. 8 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netUse the Drip MethodMake small andmeaningful drips ofconnection that add up toan ocean. This faucet knows what‘s up
  • 9. 9 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netFive Ways to Drip1. Ask a Question.2. Give a Compliment.3. Say Congratulations.4. Send a Book or Article.5. Create a Connection.This faucet knows what‘s up
  • 10. 10 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netFind EventsFind events where thetype of people you wantto meet go (not“networking” events) Have your calendar full of events withinteresting people.
  • 11. 11 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netHow to Find Events1. Industry Associations2. Stalking3. Meetups4. Google AlertsHave your calendar full of events withinteresting people.
  • 12. 12 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netUse Direct OutreachReach out to people. Berespectful, demonstratecredibility, and boldly askfor what you need. Sometimes just reaching out is enough.
  • 13. 13 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netDirect Outreach1. Be Respectful• Quick and to the Point• Personalized• Genuine2. Show your interest• Be specific• Use Flattery3. Demonstrate Credibility• Referred By Someone They Know• In a publication, association, or magazine• Already taking action4. Make the ask• Short• Easy to Say Yes or No• DownsellSometimes just reaching out is enough.
  • 14. 14 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netChoose a ProjectChoosing a project is allabout definingsomething that will beuseful and exciting toyou.What can you create?
  • 15. 15 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netHow to Find Projects1. Yourself2. Your Current Compay3. Your Friends4. Entrepreneurs5. Random Strangers6. Non-Profits7. Big Companies (Internships)8. People who are willing to pay (Freelance)
  • 16. 16 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netBe the HubBeing the Hub is aboutorganizing events andbringing interestingpeople to them.How can you be the center of attention?
  • 17. 17 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netFive Ways to Be the Hub1. Dinner Party2. Champagne Party3. Meetup4. Live Event5. Online CommunityHow can you be the center of attention?
  • 18. 18 of 21http://www.selfmaderenegade.netEmail: Matt@selfmaderenegade.netContact MeWebsiteSelfmaderenegade.netE-Mailmatt@selfmaderenegade.netFacebookfacebook.com/pages/The-Self-made-Renegade/404845466276716Phone(305)767-3997