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09/06/12
Keystone Habit. Committed Networking
Filed under: Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Networking, Mentoring, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 12:40 pm

This week’s Seminar Workshop urged attendees to
make “committed networking‘ a “keystone habit.”

More than 40% of each one of our daily routines
involves habits.  Institutions either inculcate, take
advantage of or create new habits.  Charles Duhigg
wrote a fascinating treatise on “The Power of Habit
where he dissects their nature and influences and derived
the concept of habits that change other habits and
allow us to achieve other desired outcomes.  He
called these “keystone habits.”

We reviewed in our seminar:  networking conversations,
networking interviews and elevator speeches and wove
them into elements of a habit to develop in ourselves
the positive habit of a proactive form of networking with
members of our networks who are STARs
  Strategists
  Technical Experts
  Alert partners with whom you work well
   Reviewers and mentors
and consequential strangers.  Then we practiced
conversation introductions, listening skills, exchanging
key information, nonverbal communications and
what to do next to make committed networking.

Two guest presenters revealed how they put these
“habits” into practice getting results, ie, interviews.

Then we talked about asynchronous, remote
networking and the importance of putting your
best foot forward in leading online platforms,
like Linkedin.

The substance being that committed networking needs
to be developed before you need it and therefore is
best regarded as a keystone habit.

One Response to “Keystone Habit. Committed Networking”

  1. site admin Says:
    Writing a blog http://oddblogger.com/how-one-keystone-habit-can-set-your-blog-on-a-path-of-growth/ Safety http://cenblog.org/the-safety-zone/2012/02/changing-habits-for-worker-safety/

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