Your time is precious, so by investing it in a networking event you want to be sure that you get the rewards, right? Meeting interesting people, discovering opportunities and brainstorming new ideas are all good reasons to attend, but turning up in the right frame of mind is hugely important to getting the outcome you want.
Picture ref: Kenisha Mais
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve jotted down quotes from business gurus and thought leaders on how they value and approach networking, the best of which we wanted to share with you. The first two give reason why you should invest in networking, the next two share a view we subscribe to about your approach to networking, and we love the last quote as it sums up what you can get out of networking!
"Succeeding in business is all about making connections"
Sir Richard Brandson, entrepreneur and businessman (ref)
"Networking is an essential part of building wealth"
Armstrong Williams, political commentator, columnist and entrepreneur (ref)
"The currency of networking is not greed but generosity"
Kieth Kerazzi, author of Never Eat Alone (ref)
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value"
Albert Einstein (ref)
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed"
Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology (ref)
Do you have a favourite quote about networking? If so, please tweet it to us @hivertech or leave a comment.