Innovators aren’t necessarily the smartest and the brightest in the room – So what do they do differently? They mix with a wide variety of individuals and have open, diverse networks, and … they listen as well as talk.   So … how do you do it?

  • Go to diverse events outside your specific area of expertise
  • Introduce yourself to new people and follow up contacts
  • Listen and learn: be approachable, helpful and interested
  • Keep an open mind – ideas from one industry may be applicable in another
  • Remember – successful networking is about giving not just getting
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