17 Out of the Box Networking Strategies

Posted On: July 27, 2015

Connecting people with other people or things they benefit from as well as doing things we are passionate about can provide ample opportunities for networking. I will share a few ways I have networked without thinking it was networking!


Out of the Box Networking Strategies

  1. Helped Someone
  2. Asked for Someone’s Help
  3. Wanted to know more about someone
  4. Take a class
  5. Forge Alumni Ties
  6. Attend a trade show or sponsor pavilion
  7. Joined a Committee at Work or College 
  8. Refer someone to a job
  9. Volunteered to Make Office Work Efficient / Volunteer in the community
  10. Introduced people or organizations       
  11. Offered to give a presentation / class
  12. Give to people outside your team or in the community
  13. Help organize or present at a conference
  14. Join a cultural or ethnic community and organize or participate in some event
  15. Mobilize community resources  
  16. Be a podcast guest
  17.  Host or be a guest on a webinar 


How have you networked in creative ways? Often many of these activities can be resume builders, either as professional development or as community participation. 

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