I thought this topic might be fitting for today. If you are an AMA Pittsburgh member then you shouldn't be reading this post - you should be doing this post at tonight's Summer Mixer #1 at 6 Penn Kithen (Starts at 5:30). If you are not a member, then you should first become a member at http://www.amapittsburgh.org/ and then you could be networking with your fellow peers tonight (or at the next event on July 10).
Anyways, the importance of networking should be something you carry with you just like your business cards (Tip #1 - Always carry enough business cards). As AksMen.com says, "In the business world, we need to constantly focus on expanding our network of contacts. Networking is not always about moving up the corporate ladder, although that is an important byproduct. It's about obtaining information and making contacts that could help you in your day-to-day business life. It's an essential tool in your professional life, even if you're not looking for a new job."
It is also a good way to find new ideas and participate in the community. There are many advantages of networking, yet some people do have an adversion to it. So, I turned back to AskMen.com and found the 22 Ways to Network Like a Pro. (I already let #1 out of the bag so there is only 21 left)
I will see you tonight so we can all practice our 22 tips.
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