Greg Peters, president and founder of The Reluctant Networker, LLC, is a business networking specialist. He works with trade associations on both the local and national level to create a culture of better connections and greater opportunity. Find out more at or

Show Up

This is the number one most important rule of networking success:  You must show up.  This is how you create the opportunities to expand your network. This holds whether you are talking about networking events, group meetings, or even online networking opportunities.  Unless you show up, they will never know…

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What to Record

Everything. OK, obviously you can’t track “everything”, but I would recommend tracking as much as possible about your networking efforts.  As a technically minded person, you know that those things that are measured get improved. Right now I track at least the following: Those people I intend to call/email/meet each…

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Any System in a Storm

In my previous post about networking, I mentioned that you should have a system to track the details of those in your network (and I mean that in the non-creepy-stalker way).  Nerds, er, technically minded people like myself have a real problem with this.  We spend such a long time…

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