Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Shitty Networking

It's easy at networking events to fall into the trap/habit of "Hi I'm X, I do X, here's my card."

But the real way you make connections is by giving people the value of genuine human interaction.  Treat them like a good friend and they will inquire as to who you are and what you do.  That is where the real opportunities are.

Immediately coming at someone in a way that says you want something from them, doesn't work.  Genuine interest in them and valuable conversation will do more.  Give more than you take by offering to help them with a business endeavor or what have you, expecting nothing in return.

Building a human relationship comes before a business partnership (most of the time).

When you are still an unknown nobody, you rise to the top of the crowd of X-ers by standing as someone people would want to collaborate with.  You personality makes your skills desirable when you haven't made it yet.

This very valuable lesson recently clicked for me through real life experience, though I've heard it many times on podcasts, etc.

If you are an ambitious individual, fighting you way to success in whatever you're doing, a successful strategy in networking will only benefit you.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sarajevo: The Video

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My new video is up!  It serves as a music video fro Sarajevo and also as a visual exercise.  By visual exercise I mean "let's make something artsy and use up all our spare clips."

Please enjoy and subscribe to my channel if you like my work.