#GuildChat for 10/19/18: Building Your Network

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, October 19th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is on Building Your Network.

Networking is a critical activity today from online to face to face we have more opportunities than ever to build connections that increase our opportunities, improve our understanding and/or forge new friendships.


Here at the Guild we are preparing for another exciting DevLearn Conference & Expo and we always design for networking in mind from break times, lunch, Presentation Roulette and DemoFest – we work to create an environment conducive to making connections. But what do you do to maximize your opportunities (at an event or online) to not only enlarge or enhance your network but also to maintain those connections you have created year after year?

Join us this week as we discuss Building Your Network. Look for your peers to share their approaches and strategies for finding new people, re-enforcing bonds and bringing new value to their networks.

Prospective questions:

Q1 Do you purposefully set out to build your network, does it just come together by happenstance, or some mix of the two? Why do you think that’s the case? #GuildChat
Q2 If you broke down your network into categories what would be the top 3 and how is it distributed? #GuildChat
Q3 What are some of the best ways to build your Network with Social Technology (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc)? #GuildChat
Q4 How has your network shifted and changed over the years? Why do you think that is? #GuildChat
Q5 Networks can get quite large, how do you maintain meaningful relationships? #GuildChat
Q6 How can bringing in people from outside your field help your professional network? #GuildChat
Q7 When going to a face to face event, do you have a strategy to meet new people? If yes, share. If no, why not? #GuildChat
Q8 Do you take advantage of networking opportunities at events? Which ones work best and why? #GuildChat
Q9 It’s easy to lose touch with some people in your network when you leave a job, city, or even a conference. What ways do you find help you keep that connection? #GuildChat



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