Why networking?: Networking is no longer only for the unemployed. The reality of today’s economy is one of volatility where “stability” for professionals means having an up-to-date skill set and a strong network to help you land quickly when the next transition happens.
This week’s networking tip: If your goal is to build a network of people that believe in you enough to promote you to others, they need to have a closer connection with you than meeting briefly at one networking event. The key – consistency. Experiment with a few groups to find those where you connect with people and then continue going to that event or group every time. Do what you say you will do and add value to others; you will be surprised at how it is returned if you give it time.
In Northern Colorado, networking opportunities abound. A select listing for the week of January 22-28:
Monday, January 23
Tuesday, January 24
Will My Business Make Money? (Small Business Development Center – Fort Collins)
Wednesday, January 25
Loveland Chamber InFocus Series – Fort Collins / Loveland Airport
Colorado Mountain Club - ’76 Summit of Everest
Thursday, January 26
Prevention is Better than Cure (Fort Collins Meditation)
Friday, January 27
Northern Colorado Home Improvement Show (Friday thru Sunday)
Key Events Next Week