NETWORKING

Networking with Humans

Many people believe that the ability to connect with others comes naturally and it’s something that can’t be learnt and in fact belongs to the lucky few. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it’s a matter of confidence while understanding the importance of emotional connections. It’s actually a fundamental human need.

Research shows that this need is so strong that being social and interacting with others is as important to us as food. When we feel social pain, such as the loss of a relationship, we feel pain in exactly the same part of the brain that we feel physical pain.

Most of us live our lives in a very different way to how we did thousands of year ago but one thing hasn’t changed the primary function of the brain is to alert us to threats to our survival. It makes you realize how powerful and important social connection is. We’re hard wired to be social creatures.

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.”

The social part of our brain is actually our brain’s default setting. It is only when we engage in analytical thinking that our social brain quiets down but will always move back to the social setting.

Given that social connection is such a fundamental human need, you’d think that it would be easy to connect with everyone we meet. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Against our own self-interest, we get bogged down by shyness, self-consciousness, cynicism, pride, competitiveness, jealousy, and arrogance.

If you can get that baggage out of the way, you can connect with anyone—even those who are still holding on to their own. Included within my Life Long Learning Programme are sessions that will show you how and what changes we can make to ensure that networking with humans is so much more successful.

Alternatively if you wanted to concentrate specifically on making your networking more effective, quickly, I have a six session programme available called ‘Blackbelt Networking’ which will help both new starters and people that want to better understand the benefits of networking and how to measure the success of their efforts.

If you want to know more about how this might work for you please call me now on 

07905 396018

I am waiting for your call 🙂