“It’s not netCHAT; it’s not netSIT. It’s netWORK…”
That was my introduction to networking. A mediocre breakfast in a worse hotel, surrounded by eager beavers determined to get referrals and drive sales, hosted by the man with this witty call to action, supported by well-rehearsed hand movement which created a “W” at the appropriate time.
I hated it. It felt desperate. I even hated the word; “networking”. Still do.