By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs
If you’re someone who doesn’t like schmoozing at cocktail parties to make business contacts, listen up. Bob Littell has a method for meeting other professionals that may suit your style.
Twelve years ago, Littell, principal of Atlanta, Georgia-based Littell Consulting Services, Inc., came up with a concept he calls “NetWeaving.” It’s a “Golden Rule,” or “Pay It Forward,” form of networking, where people focus on putting others’ needs first.
What Goes Around, Comes Around
Here’s how it works: You have two contacts who you think would benefit from meeting each other. Through a virtual or some other type of introduction, you help them exchange bios and arrange to meet in person. When the two parties get together, synergy occurs and a new partnership forms, or they find other ways to help each other. They follow up with you later, to let you know the outcome of the meeting.
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