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Just spending 10 minutes a day on loose touch can keep you connected with a lot of people you made contact with online or professional or elsewhere.
"I’ll share a story or two that I know are of interest to people I know, along with a short note: “This made me think of you. What’s your take? And how are you?"
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You do it intermittently, not constantly, and there’s an unforced quality that works for everyone.
You stay in touch over time because you should always be looking out for your friends and former colleagues and neighbors. If you’re a good person, you are always ready to help them — and ...
The key to overcoming your fears about networking is to practice a little bit every day — and to do it when you don’t need specific help.
If you do this when you’re not feeling needy, you will begin to see yourself as a giver, not a taker. It will help you get over your fear of feeling n...
... is to put you into someone’s consciousness for a few minutes, and vice versa.
In cultivating loose-touch connections, know that your network won’t appear all at once; it takes steady, continuous work.
You pop up now and again to your connections and acquaintances (old and new), without any obligation to follow up or see each other in person.
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It involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with a job search, achieve career goals, or learn more about your field, or another field you'd like to work in.
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Friends do business with friends.
By no means is this a suggestion to go be one of those social climbers who pretends to make friends in the name of getting to the top. It's more about having genuine connections, with openly stated goals, aspirations and struggles.
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1. Pay attention to body language
Don't rush to join people having an eye locking conversation, there's no welcoming sign for you to join. While people in a loose circle is a welcoming sign to join. Pay attention to your own body language, look & act approachable.
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