The Creative Career: How to Make Your Network Work!

I recently listened to a podcast about tips for networking at events from the Creative Career website. I did benefit from listening to the podcast. The podcast was an interview with Sandy Jones-Kaminski. She spoke about the tips from her book, I’m at a Networking Event- Now What???: A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Any Networking Event. 

During the interview Kaminski gave guidelines on how to get to know people at events. This includes asking the other person questions instead of just blurting out whatever you are trying to get out of the event. Sometimes you will come across people who don’t listen or pay close attention to you and your conversation and it is not necessarily your fault.

In the words of Kaminski, sometimes people are just rude and you should realize that people will do that but you must not involve yourself in such behaviors. She called this the “name tag scan,” where your conversation is pushed aside because a big name on a name tag walks by.

Kaminski said that she wrote the book to help correct the problem I stated above and other problems that she has seen in the industry. This book is aid for a new and up and coming networker, for example, a graduate or a college student. This book will help a networker to first establish a relationship with other people to build up positive networking possibilities.

After listening to this podcast, I can “hear” the importance and relevance of podcasts. Podcasts are convenient because you can listen to a podcast while driving or doing laundry. A podcast helps you to maximize the time you use.

I can turn on a podcast about public relations related issues and stay on top of all the ins and outs of PR. I can learn how to do new tasks or learn about new technology by listening to a podcast. Podcasts are a wonderful technological aspect that PR student or PR practioneer should take advantage of.


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