3.5 Degrees of separation
Remember the Six Degrees of Separation trend from the 1990s?
Well now it’s down from 6 to 3.5.
Why? The internet of course. 🌍
We’re more connected than ever.
So it’s highly likely your friend has a friend who has a friend who is friends with George Clooney! I think!! Close enough for me, anyway. ✨
But how do you make the right connections?
Networking is vital in any business. But then I would say that given I run a speed networking event every month! But don’t underestimate its value. Becoming part of a business community offers valuable support as well as work opportunities.
Here are my tips for making lasting connections for your business. And it could even be the start of a beautiful friendship:
✅Don’t do the big sell
✅Ask for help when you need it
Really, it’s about being human - showing empathy, admitting flaws and relating to others. Businesses often forget this and only focus on pushing sales. Don’t be one of them.
People connect with people - not companies.
Keep your human side no matter how big your company gets. And you’ll be rewarded with real engagement and loyal customers.
So, any tenuous links to anyone famous? I’d love to know!
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