Day 81 - New Audiences
Networking is exhausting.
It’s the middle of the week, the last day of August, and I have very little this month to show for all my efforts except the expense report. I have spent more this month on gas, coffee meetings, meals, and parking (especially parking) than in any month since I returned from Southern California last winter. I also received two “rejection notices” today about job applications. Not fun.
Thankfully, I started the day on a high note. A new networking contact had invited me to present to a gathering of small business leaders he hosts on Wednesday mornings. As I began, I was a little disappointed that four of the eight people scheduled to attend didn’t show, so I only had half the audience I had been promised. Still, there were three people present that I had never met, and two are looking at the possibility of expanding their businesses. My presentation was an excerpt from a program I developed, “Interviewing Skills for Hiring Managers,” and I received some very positive feedback from them. You never know....