If you want to build a powerful personal network, it’s really important to connect and engage with your network via the social media platforms that they use rather than the ones that you use.
Dr. Misner learned this lesson when his children moved out. His oldest daughter only responds to text messages, not email or telephone. His second daughter only wanted to communicate via WhatsApp. His son didn’t respond to any of these channels, but spent a lot of time on Steam. In order to talk to his son, Dr. Misner downloaded Steam and purchased a game so he could talk to his son.
This applies to face-to-face networking opportunities as well as to online networking opportunities. You have to go where your connections are instead of expecting them to come to where you are.
If your children–or your clients–have taught you about how to communicate more effectively and what platforms to do it on, share your story in the comments.
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