Christian DesLauriers - Ottawa, Ontario - How to Network Successfully

Christian Deslauriers on How to Network Successfully

We are more connected than at any other time in history, yet networking seems more important than it has ever been. Whether you are looking to advance your career or build your business, the old expression “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is often true. In today’s post, Christian Deslauriers provides you with his advice on how to network successfully.

Six degrees of Kevin Bacon

Most people have probably played the Kevin Bacon game. In it, you try to go from any actor or actress to Keven Bacon in six degrees of separation. The lesson is simple: most anyone is only six degrees of separation from anyone else. With this in mind, you never know who may actually be in another person’s network. Every person you meet could be just six degrees from Elon Musk, Justin Trudeau, or Richard Branson. Successful networkers approach each interaction as an opportunity, even if that opportunity may not be overt.

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