“I hate networking!”
If networking makes you feel uncomfortable and phony—even dirty, you’re not alone. We hear countless stories from women in sales who avoid networking like the plague. Even though some people have a natural passion for it—namely, the extroverts who love and thrive on social interaction—many understandably see it as brown-nosing, exploitative, and inauthentic.
There’s no doubt that building your professional networks lead to more job and business opportunities, broader and deeper knowledge, improved capacity to innovate, faster advancement, and greater status and authority. Building and nurturing professional relationships also improves the quality of work and increases job satisfaction.
Fortunately, research shows that an aversion to networking can be overcome. During this month’s Women in Sales at Sunrise™, we’re going to discuss ways to change your mindset.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
Identify how you can shift your mindset from prevention to promotion so that you can view networking as an opportunity for discovery and learning rather than a chore.
Discover ways to offer wise advice, mentorship, access, and resources, so that networking feels easier and less selfish.
Join us for coffee and lively, thought-provoking conversation on how to take your networking to the next level.