Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Teaming up with others is smart strategy

Meeting new people and developing relationships with others is one vital key towards future growth and success.  Step outside of your usual and comfortable circles of friends and take a risk.
I like to attend events with people with whom I would otherwise never meet or interact with.  One such person that I have met recently is Tabitha Roder.  Tabitha is an e-learning specialist and is involved with a project called 'olpc' (one laptop per child).  Now I had never heard of olpc or Tabitha (no offense) before I went to a conference.  I am so glad I took a risk, introduced myself and made a new friend.
The same goes for you.  Here's the challenge -
  1. Register for a conference where you know no-one and none of the content.
  2. Set yourself a goal of how many people you want to meet and have good converstaions with.  Example - 3 people per day.
  3. Get peoples business cards and contact details - and follow up!
"A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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