Networking connections are flimsy because they lack support. Networking relationships are often one-sided, transactional verus relational, opportunity limiting versus opportunity expansive. One particular situation binds you together, and as soon as this situation disintegrates or disappears, there’s nothing left of the relationship to keep it strong enough to survive.
Networlding, on the other hand, start you connecting authentically with the intention of really engaging with the person you are meeting to learn what matters most to him or her. Quickly and convincingly, you exhibit a values-based approach, and when you do so, people who resonate with your intent will respond. If someone responds positively and you are able to establish a Networlding relationship, you can reap tremendous benefits. Your new partner will not only do more for you in terms of opportunities but in providing an empathetic ear and a source of fresh ideas.
Can you build relationships faster that anyone you know? Want to show the world? Follow these steps:
- Video yourself (no more than 3 minutes) connecting with someone you don’t know–perhaps at a social event or a business networking event. Show off your great connection skills!
- Upload your video to your You Tube account.
- Make sure the title of the video is: Networking versus Networlding.
- Get your friends to view your video and, hopefully, vote for yours.
- Get your friends to tell their friends to view your video and vote.
I’ll keep searching for the “Networking versus Networlding” videos on You Tube until the contest end which will be September 1st of this year.
I will promote the three top, most-viewed videos and choose one I think is best among the three.
The winner will win $200 and ten of my Nanosecond Networlder books to give to the top ten in their “Networlding” circle.
You can have up to three entries per person. Have fun and good luck!