Have you ever been in one or more of the situations shown in these pictures below… folks sitting right beside each other… but interacting only with their smart phones… or similar other electronic gadgets.
We are a society focused on easy, “comfort-zone” communication modes… to the detriment of our physical, and personal interactions.
Rather than get outside the comfort zone and actually talk to someone beside us, we will often take the easy route of pulling out our technology.
We all know people bend rules for people they know and like. We also know that people want to WORK with people they know and like.
Your ability to truly get known and liked can not come through a “smart” phone, an email, a post or a tweet as much as it can through personal, face-to-face interactions with the folks you want to get known and liked by the players in your industry, the thought leaders in your fields of interest, and even the person behind you in line at the grocery store… because you don’t know who they are or who they know!
Bringing “high touch” to “high tech” maximizes your relationship equity… so as to get known and stay top-of-mind with those who matter.
I have folks go out at lunch during my seminars and workshops and create conversations with folks they don’t know… and they have had miracles come out of it.
Whether you are employed or unemployed, an employee or entrepreneur, the connections you make and nurture will always be the avenue for expanding who you are and what you do.
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Dr Surya M Ganduri, PhD. PMP. is the Founder & President of eMBC, Inc., an international firm specializing in strategic and executive leadership development processes that Help People Succeed in an Evolving World. Dr Surya has over 28 years of business experience in management consulting, leadership development, executive coaching, process improvements, organizational development and youth leadership. For more information visit www.eMBCinc.com or contact eMBC, Inc., directly at (630) 445-1321.