The internet is a 24/7 networking opportunity, with thousands of places to play. My question for you is how do you show up on the internet? Do you show up as the same person you are at an in-person event? Let me give you an example. When you go to a networking event, you put on your “business” clothes, maybe you do some positive affirmations about meeting new people, putting your best foot forward, bringing positive energy. You grab your business cards and your off to the event. Hopefully you bring your “A game.”
As I speak to different groups I hear what makes a difference in people’s lives—how one conversation, one sentence, one meeting, one phone call, one radio program can put an idea in someone’s head that sticks there and won’t leave until action is taken and things become new. There is great power in one single day and rarely do we know which day it will be.
Susan recently told me, a few years back, her boss told her to do some business writing. This request caused her to fear for her job, instead of letting her fear and feelings of inadequacy win, she took action and signed up for a nonfiction writing class at her community college. After only the first meeting of the class she went back to work and wrote a case study for her employer that ended up running in the Harvard Business Review. Today Susan is a sought-after freelance business writer.