The Blogosphere opens arms again

The welcoming nature of the blog community never ceases to amaze me.  We are all on a path to our own ‘imi ola and are more than happy to help each other along the way.

Josh Hinds does this on a regular basis.  Over at Business Networking Advice, he seeks out those he thinks can effectively answer the following questions

  • How do you define Business Networking and why do you feel it is important?
  • Can you share one or two ideas that someone could put into practice that would help them to improve their business networking skills?
  • Do you see any common mistakes people tend to make when it comes to attempting to make business connections? If so what are they and what corrections could they make in your opinion which would help them to be more effective in their approach towards networking?

This is good for Josh in his mission to help develop his business and create “win-win” relationships.  It is good for those he interviews because of the added exposure it provides.

It was really good for me because it made me “noodle” (ala Chris Cree) exactly what my mission and strategy was for networking.  I had a rough framework, but probing Josh’s questions really allowed me to focus and assess.  If he never used it on his site, it was still a wonderful exercise for me.

But, as luck would have it, Josh posted it. You can read the full interview here. Don’t put too much stock in Phil’s comments – I paid him to say that.

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Comments

  1. Phil Gerbyshak says:

    It is a WONDERFUL interview April, and you did a great job sharing some tips. I learned a bit more about you, and the tip about relaxing is a great one. You have to be comfortable being YOU before you can talk to others about YOU. Tell your husband the blogosphere thanks him too!

  2. Thanks, Phil! And I think that relaxing is the biggest part of it – while still being the hardest. Insecurity can be a real killer an the number one source of tension.

    Trying to get my hubby into the blogosphere. He is a phenom photoshop guy. The stuff he creates there is amazing. I hope to showcase more of it soon.

  3. Howdy April, I appreciate you sharing the interview you did with everyone here.

    You hit the nail on the head when you mentioned that it’s good for everyone involved (at least that’s my intention in doing them). I enjoy doing the interviews because it’s essentially “effective networking” in action (where everyone wins — not only through exposure from doing the interview, but of course the advice that’s shared — the opportunity everyone has to learn and grow from what’s shared).

    The ideas you gave in your interview were terrific and as I mentioned mentioned to you before I’m truly appreciative that you took the time to participate.

  4. Josh – it was my pleasure. I knew you were a “win-win” guy and I always like partnering up with folks like you.

    I really do appreciate the opportunity. It was a great exercise.

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