What is networking? Does it play a role in your professional success? Below are excerpts from  prominent websites. This will help you gain a better understanding networking, and this can help you adjust your role in the whole process of becoming a better networker.

Definition of networking:Webster.com.

  1. 1:  the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically:  the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.

Definition of networking: Dictionary.com.

1.a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest.

2. an association of individuals having a common interest, formed to provide mutual assistance, helpful information, for example:a network of recent college graduates.

 Definition of networking: Investopedia.

A process that fosters the exchange of information and ideas among individuals or groups that share a common interest. Networking may fall into one of two categories – social or business. In the latter category, one of the implicit objectives is to form professional relationships that may boost one’s future business and employment prospects.

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“Networking is a two-way street. Don’t expect new contacts to shower you with referrals and business unless you are equally generous. Follow up on your contacts; keep in touch; always share information or leads that might benefit them. You’ll be paid back tenfold for your thoughtfulness”.
Entrepreneur.com
The direct and indirect everlasting effect of networking
1. Direct
You will become a better  communicator about your career or a career you are pursuing
-Event attendees will ask you about your career, your role, and related professional ideas
2.Indirectly
You will become a better a communicator in your daily life, relationships, friendships, work related relationships, and negotiating
Success is directly tied to how well you communicate, so we will provide you with time to practice this in 2016 the New Year!
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 January 15, 2016 6:30pm-9:30pm.
The Marque Social business club, Houston Texas.
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