Simon explains how to produce new opportunities by integrating existing relationships. By bringing together groups of people who may be in your network but aren't connecting with each other, you can maximize your relationship with each of them while creating connections for others as well. By doing this, you become the go-to person for who's who.
- Do you remember those videos in science class … of cells multiplying? … The same kind of thing happens with relationships. … When you connect people, … their ideas and perspectives are multiplied. … And what comes out are even more relationships, … projects, and opportunities. … Let's go over how to connect people in your network … to each other and how that can ultimately help your career. … Begin by looking for an opportunity to connect others … when it doesn't directly benefit you. … It doesn't take long to make an introduction, … and you're helping each of those people … make a connection that will move them forward. … I have a friend who had many years of experience … in TV production but didn't know anyone … working in that field. … Another friend of mine happened to run a television company … and needed someone with production expertise. … I introduced them via email, and guess what? … They started working together. … And it strengthened my relationship with each of them … because I made a connection …
- Explain the importance of giving a good first impression.
- Recognize the importance of creating a shared bond.
- Identify tools for building relationships online.
- Recognize the right time to become a mentor to someone else.
- Name the factors that will help you identify the sweet spot for creating a project that serves both you and your organization.