What is Networking?
network / nétwerk n. & v. a group of people who exchange information, contacts, and experience for professional or social purposes.
(The Oxford Dictionary)
Networking means different things to different people and some people see networking activity as a challenge. Whether you network to make new friends, find a new job, develop your current career, explore new career options, obtain referrals or sales leads, or simply to broaden your professional horizons, it is important to focus on networking as not only an exchange of information, contacts or experience but about building meaningful relationships. Relationships where you can share successes that you have had in a function or task – so that other people can learn from you or seek advice from your network on how to solve a problem that is keeping you awake at night.
In any industry or in your career networking helps you make connections in a personal way and build relationships that can provide you support, coaching, role modelling and friendship. Good networking provides you with a safe environment where you can share your successes as well as your challenges. You can often tap into other people’s experience that can assist in challenges that you may be facing. Networking is a skill set no serious professional of the 21st Century can be without.
At MEUUS networking means developing respectful, meaningful connections, professionally, socially and commercially. A network where you can share information and seek advice when you need it. If you would like to attend one of our future networking events contact us today.