What networking activities are you involved in today? What networking events do you attend? Are they productive experiences for you? If they’re anything less than 100% productive try a Definition Double-Check.
To perform your Definition Double-Check you simply need to refer to the promotional materials of the organization or event. What do those materials say that the organization or event is for? Whatever that answer is will likely be just what you find. Simply because something has the label “NETWORKING” on it does not necessarily mean that the organization or event is out to accomplish the same goals that you have or uses the same definition of “NETWORKING” that you do. Next time you head out the door to “NETWORK” try the Definition Double-Check to make sure that what you’re expecting to attend is in fact what you find when you get there!