For those of us who don’t resonate to Harvey McKay’s ‘Swim With the Sharks’ and that ilk – the default, mainstream meaning of ‘networking’ can be a big turn-off . We’ve come to understand it as a specific, often self-serving, not-necessarily-authentic, social butterflying kind of activity. To many of us ‘networking’ is a popularity contest – best left to smarmy salesmen, politicians, corporate CEOs & lobbyists. We get a little queasy just contemplating joining those ranks. And no amount of rosy pep-talk convinces us. For introverts and those who value authenticity ‘Networking’ fires up the wrong imaginings.
Not Getting The Response You Hoped For Yet? Automated bulk email invitations from sumApp work fine in most instances, especially if people know they’re coming & what they’re for. But what if it’s not working? What if important members are buried in email and ignoring your requests? Or maybe you have a sub-set of members who won’t recognize the email address you’re sending from? Or what if they’re not tech-savvy, so they think it will be complicated & they’re avoiding it? What if it’s getting caught in some hyper-vigilant spam filters? Or they just plain don’t participate in this sort … Read more