- When I travel or attend events, I make little set plans and let things happen as they may. I set aside things I would like to see or do, but if something changes I’m not heartbroken. This flexible scheduling allows for me to meet people, interact with locals and just simply enjoy the atmosphere. I do pick out a few “top dogs” at events that I make it a goal to interact with and watch how they interact with others.
- I am perfectly okay traveling alone, going into bars alone, talking to random strangers on the plane or bus, and so on. Why? Because I’ve done it time and time again and got better at it. I see teenagers and even adults using their phone as a clutch in awkward situations. No one is going to want to talk to you if they don’t have your complete attention. SO LOOK UP, you never know who could be passing you by.
- When meeting people, my first thought is not what they can do for me.. it’s what I can do for them. Who can I connect them to? How could I promote what they are doing? When you come from a place of giving, connections run deeper and true friendships can develop.
- I’m friends with every single one of my clients. I’m bought in to what they do. Why? So I can better serve them. Yes, I can setup an email series with absolutely no knowledge of who they are, what they do or who they are promoting to. But I ask and I do my due diligence in making sure what they are doing aligns with their goals and will help them grow their business.
As many of you are aware, I have this business and a podcast called “Ok 2 Be LGBT”. Through these endeavors, I’ve made some of the best and world-opening connections. “But Molly, online marketing and podcasting aren’t old-fashioned” Correct, but the principals of talking, listening, engaging, and connecting with people are and that’s how I’ve grown tremendously this past year. You used to only be able to meet people in person, now you can meet people half-way around the world simply by hitting the power key on your electronic device. So then why are we so socially hungry, yet socially starved at the same time? It’s the connections we crave. The significance we feel when someone is genuinely interested in us. However, our culture has become so attention seeking and A.D.D., our online connections only last as long as the power on our smartphone. [Tweet “Our online connections only last as long as the power on our smartphone #connections #networking #marketing”] Let me share some things about myself you may not know and show you how I make connections all over the world… simply by being myself… [bullet_block large_icon=”77.png” width=”” alignment=”center”]