Every Wednesday there’s a networking group that gathers in the meeting space above our gym. Every Wednesday I see the same 12 people. Every Wednesday they have a nice breakfast, network and then head to work, just about the same time I’m finishing up my workout and heading home to rev up my own day.
I asked one of the women, Diana, what she gets out of those networking sessions. Her response: “I’ve made some good friends and the food is great.” Bottom-line: No business benefit. Diana is a good reminder of the importance to check in on all your networking groups and ask “Am I effectively networking or just having breakfast?” Do it today.
I’m just sayin’,
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