Are You Networking Backwards?

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“So what do you do?”

The first (and worst) question heard at every networking event ever! Whether it’s in-person or virtual, we’ve all done it. And to make matters worse, what typically follows is the dreaded ‘elevator speech.’

You know, that thing we do that consists of a lifeless, scripted, and perfectly memorized selection of words that makes you sound the same as everyone else who…