Motivation & Encouragement Through Networking
It’s good to network on the internet; invaluable today when so many people are online. As a campaigning tool (like the Hot Women Campaign) it’s essential.
It also means you can connect without meeting in person. In other words, you can befriend the guy in the lighthouse or communicate with someone the other side of the world. You can skype, IM or You Tube. It saves huge amounts of time.
However, despite the myriad avenues offered by the internet to avoid it, a new era of networking and face-to-face meetings has evolved.
As someone said to me the other day, ‘you can’t beat the old fashioned meeting when it comes to doing some kinds of business.’
International speaker Molly Harvey uses in her five star presentations the fact that Richard Branson can apparently tell with sixty seconds of meeting new people whether there is any future in collaboration. Fascinating new research has now, Molly tells me (she refers to our inner sat nav) given this a scientific basis. Apparently our radiated energy field extends out to such a degree that we interconnect from quite some feet away, from behind, from the side, through a crowd.
All this lends some lab tested evidence to support those ‘gut’ feelings we get about people. What’s the chemistry? Can we motivate one another? So important.
So effective networking today is no simple business, nor has it ever been. Connecting up the right people is a special skill now being developed to meet the new era of social entrepreneurs. Take ‘special agent’ Caroline Bosher, for example. A branding expert, bearing more than a trifle resemblance to Steig Larssen’s cult heroine Lisbeth Salander, she quite simply enjoys introducing powerful people to one another. A supernetworker.
Despite thousands of friends on Facebook or Twitter, nothing changes. Getting to the top field of influence is tough. Say you haven’t got the right connections, don’t go to the right places, wouldn’t even know where to start? Well, you may be encouraged to hear there are good people like Robyn Scott, author of ‘Twenty Chickens for a Saddle’, trying to help. Check out OneLeap. In fact, feeling a little weary and discouraged because your email has not been answered. (Everyone complains of email overload) ‘Did it ever get there?’ you wonder. Then check out her blog and it will instantly refresh you.
It’s always good to meet up with motivating women.
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