One thing I like so much about online networking is the way unexpected things can happen.
One minute you find yourself wondering…
”when am I going to get round to that…?”
and someone offers –
“I’ve done it – would you like a copy?”
Today was one of those days. I finally sorted out a draft document for someone, finally started setting up the new blog, finally got the goahead to do some other exciting things. But inbetween many people did things for me, just because I wondered aloud.
- Been offered an introduction to a very influential person in my client group;
- Learned some great family news and shared it with some special friends – which led to other initiatives;
- Mentioned I’m going to a networking event, to find at least three other people I’ve been hoping to meet for the first time are going too, and one of them will do a live stream of the event for us;
- Signed up my first guest blog post. All because I wondered aloud. Boy am I excited!
So Next Time
When you meet someone new, don’t think, “how can I get that person to…” but “how can I get to know this person?”
What have you got in common?
What does the other person need?
Do you know someone (or does someone you know, know someone) who might need to fulfill that need?
If you can bring such people together you are a Connector.
And if you can connect people, they will connect you too.
And next time you’re wondering… wonder aloud. Perhaps someone will hear your need and respond.
On that note, check out the newly launched RIBA Knowledge Communities site: