Network Diversification: 15 Tips For Expanding Your Professional Contacts

Forbes

Nov 1, 2018

It’s often said that success is all about who you know. Having a vast network can lead to new opportunities, business ventures and strong professional relationships with peers who may have knowledge or skills that you don’t. But what if everyone you know in your professional network is the same kind of person in the same industry?

We tend to stick with people and places that are comfortable. How many times do you go to the same coffee shop where people have headphones in and are focused on their laptops? Look around, there is usually a person who doesn't have headphones on -- they're open for a chat. Get comfortable with starting a conversation and having no agenda other than chatting. Learn to be open to new people