Business Networking: It just happens
Business Networking can happen at any time, any place. Recently sitting in a coffee shop, someone overheard my conversation and asked if I was an executive recruiter. I'm not, but it led to an interesting conversation and an exchange of business cards.
Ironically, earlier in the day (in this same coffee shop), someone asked if I was a lawyer. This led to a conversation but no real connection. Maybe I need a sign that say I am a...
Anyway: I am not recommending that you actively ease-drop on conversations, but with an apology ahead of time, it could lead to an interesting connection. Try: "I am sorry, I overheard you mention that you are involved in Widget Farming...".
Networking happens - be prepared!
Posted at Thursday, January 13, 2005