By the time you read this, I will be back from my first recording session with Lucy Ann Lance and her business partner, Dean Erskine. I’m doing a series of very short radio spots (think two minutes) which will appear on her show over the next month. I don’t have the details yet on the exact times, but I will post them on the Reluctant Networker fan page on Facebook.

Now, why would I do this? Is it just so I can hear my own voice on the radio?

OK, I’ll admit that’s pretty fun, but that isn’t the reason.

Is it because I enjoy getting up for a 7am recording session?

Not a chance. 10am is really more my style.

Is it an opportunity to establish myself as an expert in the field of networking and to give away what I’ve learned to anyone who decides to turn on the radio or check out the archives?

Yep, that’s pretty much it. In fact, that’s pretty much why I write this blog each day, too.

I’ve found that the best networkers — the ones whom everyone knows or wants to meet — are also the most generous.  They are willing to give away some of their expertise in order to add value to others’ lives. Where others hoard their ideas, the great networkers share with abandon.

And somehow discover that they still have more ideas than they could possibly make use of.

So, think about your own niche. How can you give of yourself and your knowledge and make yourself more valuable in the long run?

The answer is what will put you at the top of everyones mind.

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