I just spent 2 hours trying to help a stranger find a job. That was a waste of time. Let me explain why.
I just hit a milestone – 2,000 contacts in my phone. Cue the fireworks! Meeting that many people taught me something cool about business connections.
“I don’t understand networking.” “It’s never worked for me or my business and it’s a waste of time.” “I never get anything out of it.” “I go to all these groups but no one ever follows up.”
You’ve heard this at every networking event you’ve ever been to. You say your 30 second pitch and the other person responds with, “That’s such a cool business! I might know someone…“