Many of us are growing weary of video calls and webinars… but some have mastered the art and are finding the benefits include more purposeful conversations, saved time and money and the opportunity to reach more people in one day.
You may worry that asking others for advice or information in professional contexts reveals your ignorance, fearing that others will be put off because you need help. However, if you master the art of asking with intention, it does quite the opposite.
It is a myth that just because some people are ‘born networkers’, others are doomed to fail at networking. In my work with hundreds of people, all of whom are individuals with different strengths, challenges, tastes and fears… I have seen that building quality relationships to benefit your business or career is important to and attainable for everyone!
While you cannot control the biases of other people, you can do some things to influence the way they see you. If you know you have the permission and ability to add more value, consider some of these suggestions.