Taking a Chance on New Meetings – Episode 61.5

In this story, I share what goes on in my introverted head when I’m ‘forced” to meet new people in networking type situations and how I’ve learned to deal with it. I know it’s not my “fault” that I’m an introvert but being so has made it difficult for me to enthusiastically seek out and…

The Dine Around – A Connectworking Success

As you may remember, I’m not much of a networker (my recent post about being terrible at networking).  I find it intimidating, uncomfortable and, mostly, uninteresting.  It could also be that, because I’m not good at it, I just make excuses so I can feel better about myself for avoiding it (the truth is somewhere in…

Networking is a Non-Contact Sport

A guy I know, but not really, named Joe Sweeney, wrote a book called, “Networking is a Contact Sport” that I read years ago.  Evidently, he’s really good at networking and wanted to share his secrets to help us become, well, better networkers. Unfortunately, even having read the secrets, I’m still a terrible networker, at…