Networking: The Art of the schmooze

Sara Knapp

Post by Sara Knapp, Executive Coach

The art of the schmooze starts with your mindset. Making fake friends? Or creating a platform to allow those who need you to find you? 

Two polar opposite mindsets that lead to two different approaches. Which is yours? How well is that working for you? If you're of the fake friends mindset, what would be different if you choose the alternative? 

If you're having trouble envisioning that kind of a radical mindset shift, ask yourself which perspective you'd rather the person with the cure to cancer, obesity or suffering have? Then ask yourself what is it the world needs from you? And what are you doing to make sure they find you? 

If the answer is not enough. Then it's time for a new schmooze.