It’s because networking, as we know it, was created for extroverts and salespeople. For most of us, pressing the flesh in a crowded room of strangers, feels awkward and unsuccessful. Luckily, there’s a better way.
For years, my colleagues at Partnering Resources and I have been helping people learn new, sustainable ways of developing their networks. We base our work on current research and findings about networks and translate them into usable, actionable practices. Now, we’ve launched a new website designed to help introverts, busy people, and others learn to network successfully.
The New Networking
The New Networking contains a treasure chest of goodies for people seeking to reinvent their networking practices. You’ll find:
- Networking for Introverts, a new ebook that collects articles and blog posts written over the past ten years into one handy volume. It provides introverts with ways to weave connections, find opportunities, and create the networks you need without feeling like a fraud. (Oh yes, and it’s free!)
- A learning library of free articles, “how to” documents, and tools that can help you avoid networking traps, get out of your own way, and get to yes.
- Smarter Networking online learning, a three-part, online workshop that takes you through all the steps you need to analyze the network you have and develop the network you need. (NOTE: The weblink directs you to our partner, LaDonna Coy, who handles online registrations for Smarter Networking. You can visit without signing up.)
- Coaching services for those who have to develop their networks quickly and want a dedicated coach to help along the way.
The Impact for Readers
From this point forward, information about networking will live on The New Networking site. If you want to continue to receive this information, please sign up for The New Networking mailing list. I promise you won’t be deluged with material! Instead, you’ll receive periodic emails with new articles, tools, and ideas for enhancing your networking practice.
Partnering Resources will continue as it has: by helping individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in our networked world. Our services will stay the same; the only difference will be the transition of networking content to The New Networking.
I look forward to seeing you on The New Networking. In the meantime, I wish you happy and successful networking!