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Gregory Schnese – On Stop Networking and Start Building Relationships

February3

Gregory Schnese has put a lot in perspective when it comes to networking, simply loved his insights!

He says creating working relationships should be the goal of networking, not meeting as many people – ring a bell somewhere :)

He further elaborates at traditional networking events and online networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn, the focus is simply connecting you with as many people as possible. We need to shift our networking goals from numbers and volume to quality and relationships. After all, the point of networking is to connect yourself with others who can help you, as well as you help them. Relationships, communication and trust are fundamental for this. Simply exchanging business cards doesn’t build communication or trust.

I have personally seen this at the many networking events I have organized as part of TiE.  I have witnessed time again  folks just go about collecting business cards as if its some sort of currency. By simply collecting or exchanging business cards effective networking cannot happen!

According to John G. Ango, an executive business coach:

“The formula for success = your human capital (what you know) times your social capital (who you know) times your reputation (who trusts you).”

When you build relationships you are increasing your social capital and reputation. You may even build your human capital too because you can learn a lot through your relationships.

So what’s the BIG lesson – “It’s All About Relationships and how you can nurture them”

Read his complete post here

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Digbijoy has a wide ranging experience across diverse sectors, initially started his career in education marketing with reputed educational institutes and then subsequently joined the advertising and events industry to execute several projects including a state election campaign for a national party, conceptualizing and running a restaurant chain in Delhi and several other projects.

He joined the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi), where he worked for over 3 years and drove various key initiatives like mentoring, deal flow, marketing, sponsorships etc and left his last position as Associate Director of the chapter in 2008 to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He subsequently joined techTribe- India largest Career Networking platform where he served as director strategic relations and drove unique initiatives and partnerships for building and sustaining community engagement. Post techTribe he co founded an online supplemental education start-up – TenMarks Education INC. which was acquired by Amazon.com in October 2013.

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