Saturday, 3 September 2011

The essence of networking

When I can, I set up small high value events
for small groups in my network, 10 to 15

Like my twitter handle mission states, 

The criteria? 
- Content is of high value to you in work/life
- Made direct contact with me in virtual or reality reality (past six months)
- Used passive networks ( LinkedIn, Twitter, email ) to share goals and needs 
- You seek daily to create prosperity for your network and self

The other day I sent out a highly private invite to 15 people
with only 10 spots at the event
the instructions  were strictly no forwarding 
this was an offer to you only

But one person, sent me a note right back
"Paul, I want to come, and this would help me a lot
but I know someone who is working on this topic right now.
It could help them more, could they come in my place".

That person's name? Frankie Chow.
He's a member of the 2011 Class at Humber College's 
Like a big pizza pie. 

When cold hard value drops in your lap
and you don't take it and run but instead ask
"who in my contacts can benefit from this more than me?"

One day Frankie, you're going to get what's coming to you.
I hope to be around for that great day.
Until then, I'm in your corner rooting for you 200%.

I leave you dear network with a wonderful Toronto band
Listen to the thoughtful lyrics about 50 seconds in if you want to think
If you don't, just enjoy

Either way, happy end of summer.
Fall, that networking powerhouse of productivity approaches...
and I can't wait - see you there.

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