John Evers Networking
May 1, 1974 to December 25, 2012
John Evers Networking, a lover of lattes and wines, attended at least 10 networking events a week. He was often referred to as the “Guru of Networking,” and the creator of the 27 second elevator pitch.
Mr. Networking held numerous careers throughout his life. After graduating from Southern Louisville State Community & Technical College, with a degree in Women’s Studies, Mr. Networking worked for 14 months as an insurance agent with BiGolly Now Mutual Insurance.
He then enjoyed careers in catering, technology sales, as a paralegal, technology expert, court reporter, then again as an insurance agent, personal trainer, social media expert, life coach and event planner. After serving as an event planner, he then enjoyed 23 months as a start-up specialist for Instant Millionaires, LLC. This was the longest position he held in his career.
Mr. Networking was known for his hyper-energy personality, engaging as many as 100 people at any one networking event. Attendees were often entertained with his musical voice asking, “Do you have my card, do I have yours?” He was known as the “Man who knew everyone, while knowing no one.”
Throughout his careers, Mr. Networking suffered with carpel tunnel syndrome and lead poisoning caused by the ink from cheap business cards. The cause of death was listed as Cirrhosis of the liver and high blood pressure from being over caffeinated. As per his request, Mr. Networking will be cremated with his collection of over 100,000 business cards.
Services will be held for Mr. Networking at the St. Kirsten Kristen Kristine Church in Itasca from 7:30 am to 9 am, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 5 pm to 7:30 pm. Attendees are advised to bring plenty of business cards. Services will be shown on Skype, and later available on YouTube and Vimeo. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to tweet their heartfelt thoughts about Mr. Networking.
Mr. Networking is survived by 78,987 Facebook friends, 354,984 LinkedIn contacts and 1,187,009 Twitter followers.
(EdNote: A book critical of Mr. Networking’s life style and approach to business development was published just prior to his death. “Networking is Dead,” written by Melissa Giovagnoli Wilson and Larry Mohl, has conspiracy theorists wondering aloud if there is some connection with the release of the book and Mr. Networking’s untimely passing. Some who have read the book claim there are messages hidden in the book’s chapters proving the conspiracy.)
——-This thoughtful post was written by Spencer Maus of Spencer Connect – www.linkedin.com/in/spencermaus