Networking is not a transaction. It is a process. For example many years ago I joined the Sydney Chapter of National Speakers Association of Australia (NSAA).
Every year I have purposely attended the National Convention and taken part in as many activities as possible. These included going for informal walks with the great Winston Marsh and staying in contact over the years.
When he became president again he invited me to present a workshop on coaching at the next national convention and I gladly accepted. And I’m delighted that this workshop, ‘Have You Got What It Takes to be a Coach’ will take place at the NSAA Canberra Convention in March 2015. Please follow this link for more details.
So the benefits of building and sustaining positive relationships are enormous. But you also have to recognise and optimise opportunities for mutual advantage.
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