Monday, June 11, 2012

Networking for Introverts

Confession: I’m an introvert. Now I know it is hard for some people to believe, but I would rather be alone than in a big group most of the time. Many introverts assume that because they’d rather be alone, they will never become a good networker. I couldn’t disagree more.

I think it is untrue that it takes a complete extrovert to be a good networker. Extroverts do have some advantages because they are good at getting in a room and meeting the most people. However, some extroverts are so consumed with meeting people that they never connect in a personal, relational way.

Introverts usually get a bad rap since we only make up about 24-40% of the population. However, according to this study, introverts make up a majority of the gifted population.

Networking for introverts is simple… use the personality God gave you and leverage it for others.

Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way for introverts who are committed to networking with others.... Read more

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