I co-host the Social Selling Hour #SShour with Rachel Miller of Pipeliner CRM and this week our guest was IBMer and social business thought leader Jim Claussen discussing the power of what he calls “360 Networks.” Jim did an amazing job explaining the importance of connecting and building relationships to grow your network both internally and externally.
I was lucky enough to have a mentor and boss early in my career tell me to put a weekly event on my calendar that said “Connect with the 3rd Floor”, as I was working on the 1st floor and everyone on the 3rd floor were managers and VP’s. This weekly notification not only was a reminder of the importance of networking and making sure I wasn’t “Out of sight, out of mind,” but reinforced the importance of continuing these relationships and taking an hour of my week to do so was worth it. Fast forward 12 years and that weekly reminder is still on my calendar and the importance of building and growing relationships is something I work hard on daily.
It’s not who you know, but who you know that knows what you don’t!
Check out this replay of SShour to get a better understanding of what exactly a 360 Network is and why you should have space on your calendar each week reminding you to invest in your 360 network!
Want to find out more about 360 networks or stay-up to date with Social Business and Social Selling make sure to subscribe to Jim’s podcasts and checkout his Executive Social Academy.
While you’re marking your calendar for networking also make sure to add a calendar event for #SShour Monday’s at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.