How To Network: Create (And Keep) An Authentic Network

Posted by Brianna Elefant on May 19, 2017 11:06:00 AM
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“Today, people are wrong in how they think about networking,” says Voray’s CEO, David Olk, in his latest piece for Startups.co.

Throughout my career, my professional network has been one of my most valuable assets as a Founder, Advisor and Investor, which is why I think the concept still deserves attention. So how do you build a professional network that thankfully, like mine, has spanned over two decades, has been my go-to for advice, opportunity and mentorship? This is how I think about it:

TAKE A LONG TERM MINDSET.

If you’re doing it right, your professional network should grow with you over time. It’s not a means to the end. Cultivate others. Spend time with the junior people who may be below you for now — they will be running their firms one day too and more quickly than you think. Never underestimate who you are sitting next to — the person in the hoodie who is building some company you never heard of may be on their fourth exit and could change your life. Always cultivate the executive assistant “gatekeeper” and be nice to the cold calling sales rep. It’s a long game so think about building trust and connections over time. The rest will take care of itself.

For more advice on how to get the most out of networking, read the full article as published on Startups.co here.

Topics: Networking, Business, Advice, Strategy, Relationships

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