Some closing advice -
"Step out of your comfort zone and put yourself in places, where the people you would like to meet are. For example, if you would like to network and meet the local Elected Judges, identify what events, fundraisers, golfing-outings etc., they attend and head that way. I believe we choose to be intimidated, we choose to be afraid, and because it is a choice, I simply chose not to be. One of my many healthy choice habits is to choose to learn what I don't know, recognize my degrees of strengths and build upon them. This helps me identify what might make me afraid." Miguel Hampton, F5 Enterprises
"Follow up immediately - if you attend a networking event and bring back a stack of business cards and put them in your desk drawer, you've accomplished nothing. Waste of time! Follow up with a phone call, e-mail, thank you card. Just do it! Don't wait for your new connection to contact you. Let them know you are interested in them. See what you can do to help them. Be willing to help!" Terri Weber, Retention Manager, Greater Louisville Inc.