When I set up a one to one with someone, I send them a series of brief emails to share the various aspects of what I do. I have copied the particular messages to my blog so they can jump ahead to those that interest them more.
This is the one where I discuss my network and my book.
In 2014, I moved to the town of Groton, Connecticut not knowing a single person in town. At the time, I was trying to build an ill-fated consulting business without much of a business plan. The one thing that I did know was that whatever I was doing would require a robust network.
The night before we officially moved to town, I attended my first Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, and I turned my networking up to 11 from then on.
Within two years, I was being asked to fill vacancies in town government, offered leadership roles in the local Rotary club, and more.
I was finding that I had connections that locals who had lived here for generations didn’t know. I had become a guy who knows a guy.
It became clear to me that I was doing something right, and what I was doing would be of benefit to others. In 2017, I wrote The Guy Who Knows A Guy to share the techniques and strategies which had served me so well.
Since then, I have built a network such that if someone asks me for a connection, it is highly likely that I either know who they’re looking for or I know someone who does.
Feel free to bring some ideas of connections you are looking to make to our one to one and put that network to the test.
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The Guy Who Knows A Guy