With the plethora of available online social networking platforms, it is easy to overlook the original idea behind networking. Yup! Meeting and talking with people face-to-face to establish meaningful relationships, which in turn enables value to be created!
Let's be clear, I am not talking about the occasions when you go to an event where there are other people, because there is an interesting keynote. Or, showing up to a meeting where you know the people you will be talking with. I am referring to a crowd of people you do not know and must discover who can help you.