Three Quick Ways to Make Networking Work for You

networking Apr 14, 2021

What do you think of when you hear the word networking?

Maybe you imagine a pushy salesperson at a dinner party who ignores the social cues or that persistent "friend" on social media who doesn't take no for answer and keeps showing up in your DMs with a great offer for you to consider?

Here at Ministry to Business, we know firsthand that networking doesn't have to leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. It can be done in a life-giving way—in a way that makes you want to high five instead of hide!

1. Treat people as you want to be treated.

  • We know this seems obvious, but it's really important...before you reach out to ask a favor of a colleague, think about how you'd want to be treated. This small step can help you avoid big blunders when it comes to networking.
  • If you're asking someone to guest post on your website or be interviewed on your podcast, think through what's in it for them. What could make this ask worth their time and expertise? Time is a limited...
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