Don’t Step in the Poopcast: Difference Between Networking and Connecting: Interview with Steve Harper

January 14th, 2010

Table of contents for Steve Harper Interview

  1. Don’t Step in the Poopcast: Difference Between Networking and Connecting: Interview with Steve Harper
  2. Don’t Step in the Poopcast: Succeeding in a Down Economy: Steve Harper Interview
  3. Where and How to Make Professional Connections: Poopcast Interview with Steve Harper Part 2:

One of the biggest ways to get yourself in deep poop is to screw up your relationships–business or personal.   Bu why don’t we get through one problem at a time.

One big problem for professionals is figuring out how to make new relationships.   And they say that success in business is all about relationships.

So, how do you start a professional relationship the right way?

To answer these questions and more, I interviewed connection-expert Steve “The Ripple Man” Harper.   The interview went on for over an hour, but I cut out the fluff with my trusty sound editing software.  I’ll air clips of this interview through this week and next. You’ll get 5-7 minute connection “bullets.

The first of these interviews covers the difference between networking and connecting.  When most professionals go out there to meet other professionals, they “network.”  As a professional, I was always uncomfortable with the whole idea of “networking” until I came upon Harper’s book, The Ripple Effect.   One thing Harper talks a lot about is rather than networking, we should be making “connections.”  But rather than have me explain the difference, here it is in Harper’s own words.

You can read all about Steve Harper and his book here.

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