Some networking food for thought

16 12 2009

These are some of my favorite quotes that have everything to do with effective networking:

Just like you can never receive too many gifts at the holidays, you can never have too many contacts in your network. Being well-connected connotes success and influence — the kind of cachet every serious professional seeks to achieve.
– Debra Davenport for Yahoo! HotJobs

To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust.
– George Ross

….relationships take time, getting to know folks requires patience, and people are generally cautious – if not fearful – of Johnny come lately that is asking, rather than giving.
-Jeremiah Owyang, Sr. Analyst at Forrester

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
– Dale Carnegie

Pulling a good network together takes effort, sincerity and time.
– Alan Collins, author of “Unwritten HR Rules”

You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.
– Jeanette Rankin

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