For years I've learned and practiced so many different business principals. Of them all I believe one of the most important and fulfilling activities of all is networking effectively.
Much of what we do as business owners is connecting with other people and sharing information. Now there are a lot of ways to share information and industries of all different kinds are being disrupted by the interest and the information that is shared.
However when this information is shared with someone in person who is actively listening, its priceless. Think about how distracted we have become as business owners and how difficult it is to focus on one thing.
At networking events the purpose is to grow as a person by expanding your views via learning from others. The best networkers are the individuals who not only meet a lot of great contacts, they are also they ones who actively engaged in other people and their hopes and dreams.
When is your next networking event?