A lot of things have been said already about networking.
In this blog I even leave the techie talk out of it.
It can be business, it can be social, it can be obliged, it can be forbidden.
But what is networking:
Getting to know “other people”? Gathering businesscards? Tell everybody who you are and what you are doing?
One thing for sure: It is a social thing, it is about people and yes, people do business.
It is about who knows you, it is about who do you know.
Should it be about quality? Should it be about quantity? This flame war will never be won if you make it a flame war.
I will not,
I say yes to quantity, because you never know with what answer from your network you can help someone.
I say yes to quality, because you never now what question you need to ask in your network.
But lets face it: humans deserve respect and credibility anyhow, whether is about a simple thing in life, like mowing the lawn or a more complex thing like making sure the Red Cross is able to enter the earthquake area.
So who is who in your network is what it is about, not the numbers, not the quality.
Share information with eachother to find out whether someone is for quality reasons part of your network, or quantity reasons.
You will find out that your network changes with every question from Quality to Quantity.
You’re still there?….. Let’s connect! Via Xing, Linkedin, Twitter, Ecademy, MySpace, Facebook etc.