The 10 basic commandments of networking…with a humorous take on things, but very serious.
This presentation has been done for dozens of MEDC classes and events, and hammers home the importance of networking…and doing it right.
If Mel Brooks can use the Ten Commandments to completely crack me up every time I watch his film, then surely I can use them to help those asking “What’s networking?”
(it’s when a bunch of people get together with a common purpose…and, I know…don’t call you “Shirley”)
And then, since we gave you the10 Commandments of Networking, it seemed only natural that we should also tell you what the Seven Deadly Sins of Networking are in order to round out the equation.
Bob and Dave from IT in the D have been running networking events for the metro Detroit infromation technology community since 2001, written hundreds of blog entries about networking ranging from “Don’t Be That Guy” to “How Not To Suck At…”, “The Dating Corollary” about the similarites between job search, dating, and your career…and more. They host two casual networking events every month (first Tuesday in Ann Arbor and third Thursday in Metro Detroit), and are continually amazed that anyone actually listens to their podcast, which has evolved into an actual business with more than 80 shows running out of their 5 studios in buildings in Royal Oak and downtown Detroit.