Mix It Up:

Ok, we are not baking here but there are some important ingredients to include when you are trying to network effectively. Remember the old saying “Don’t mix business with pleasure”? Well, it echoes in almost everyone’s head but what used to be true, well, just simply is not the case anymore.

Take a look at your network- use FaceBook for instance- how many people are colleagues? How many people are friends or family? How many people do you play games with or have a common interest? Since, friends and common interest groups are the foundation for your network; it is easier to get to know them on a more ‘personal’ level. And when you bring together people that have common interests and drives, the results promise long-lasting friendships and a more powerful network.