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!
That’s all for now.
All the best,
Mary V. Davids