Networking can be effective in a wide variety of fields. Some of the core values are being observant, showing genuine interest in other people’s challenges and being alert. Such values could enhance and enrich businesses. They are all part of the secret. Here’s an example of bringing diverse resources together for the benefit of all parties. You are welcome to share your own examples of how this has worked for you.
Whilst abroad, I met with the producer of a weekly Youth Programme aired on national TV. He was reconsidering the continuity of this programme. It was an increasing challenge for him in his current situation. Thus he was exploring an alternative.
I had just recently visited 5 video-production companies in the UK. One or two of them were making programmes for national TV. Thus I suggested he might like to consider partnering with one or more of them. In this way, he could share the load of producing the weekly Youth Programmes. He thought this a good idea. His brother was visiting the UK in a week or two on business. He would ask him to contact the companies I had mentioned.
I then heard nothing more until a few years later when I met one of the video producers in the UK. As I entered his studio-office, he thanked me profusely for introducing this TV programme producer overseas. I had no idea of the developments that had taken place. In fact, the Youth Programme producer had finally decided to close the programme. He had then donated much of his equipment to my friend’s studio in the UK.
This equipment has since been much used in the production of key educational material in Europe. A good example of one link leading to another. Thus resulting in the enhancement of ongoing projects.
All in the daily life of a networker…