Stop Socially Networking when you are Socially Networking!

It burns my very soul to attend a networking event and see people (often who have paid to attend) standing on a wall socially networking about being at a networking event! Really? Networking is about connecting with people on a personal level; eye to eye, brow to brow, “Mano-a-mano”, not through a technology box.


Now don’t get me wrong, I do believe technology is great for many things, but there is a time and a place for it and those places should not include networking events. So please my dear and beloved colleagues, friends and soon to be clients, for the love of all mankind I beg you; please put down your gadgets, give your thumbs a rest and get back to the basics! Image

That’s all for now.

All the best,

Mary V. Davids


About Mary Davids

Mary V. Davids is Principal Consultant at D&M Consulting Services, LLC., and creator of the Honest Model™. Mary has over a decade of experience in cultivating employee engagement, enhancing workplace performance, career coaching, leadership coaching and training & development. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. To connect with Mary, you can follow her on twitter @MVDavids or you can email her at
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One Response to Stop Socially Networking when you are Socially Networking!

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