You know those professionals who hang with the prominent speaker or guest of honor at a public or invitation-ocranly engagement? They know exactly what they are doing.
The All Cities Resource Group once held a Doger Stadium mixer. Everybody wanted to spend time with Frank McCourt, the owner of the Dodgers, who happened to deliver the event’s keynote address. Our audience was comprised primarily of bankers, attorneys, and accountants, the typical All-Cities crowd. It just so happened that Mr. McCourt also made several personal and professional associations during the event, and the relationships sustain to this day.
That’s where you want to be. Get to know those in influence, but also be sure you can create mutually beneficial scenarios. Networking is a two-way street.
And, remember, the way you do anything is the way you do everything!
Championship Networking is a column on Actors Reporter, a site on the Actors Podcast Network, a Pepper Jay Production.