Building a Network

I’m getting some practice (and requests) to do presentations lately. They’re all virtual, and mixing up the type of content has meant I have the ability to craft a story that’s holding the audience’s engagement for about 30 minutes.

What’s interesting out of this experience is how few people actually reach out after the session to connect or say anything at all, particularly when they are one Teams message away.

What if, after every session that I chose to attend where I had not seen the presenter before, I sent an acknowledgement of their effort, and the messages I took away?

Funnily enough, the opportunity to present arose just now to a group of grads. Building a network, and working on communication / presentation skills are the topics I’ve been asked to talk on. This will be great practice, and I will have to connect with a very different audience than the ones I usually speak to. Exciting!