9 Skills Needed to Be a Super-Connector

Interesting blog post, though I have a few thoughts about / additions to it. Being a connector certainly is all of these things, but when there isn’t sincere interest in what you’re doing or the people you’re connecting, you can’t be an effective connector in the long term because people stop buying into it. How can you make each connection genuine? It’s also important in being a connector to remember that there are times not to connect; counter-intuitive, I know, but having the discretion to know the right timing if ever is key. Connections can be awkward if not done well, and then you’re adding a layer of complexity to someone’s life that perhaps is unnecessary. Finally, I would add that you should be strategic in not burning through or using up contacts. People don’t want to feel like they’re your token (for instance) finance buddy or comedy buddy or fundraising buddy. Make sure that you’re not tapping people unnecessarily or too frequently, because even if you’re great at managing a broad network, this may become overwhelming for them, which may affect your relationship.

9 Skills Needed to Be a Super-Connector

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