PRINCIPLES OF RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
Building a professional database is simple. A database is not a network. It is a contact list. Building a network of professional relationships takes time. The best time to invest time in building these relationships is in advance of the time that you will actually need them.
I have known people who have gotten fifteen to twenty years into their career before realizing that they had not developed a strong enough
FINDING EMAIL ADDRESSES Often I find that I know the name of the person I need to reach. I know the name of the company and can easily find the company website. A phone call might work in many situations and not in others.
So to find email addresses, I use a terrific, free utility that provides the format for the company’s email address. I simply enter the company domain into the search window, and
Not sure if the email address you have is valid?
Simply navigate to VerifyEmailAddress.Org (http://www.verifyemailaddress.org/), enter the email address into the search window, and the website will confirm the accuracy of the email format and whether the email address is valid.
Today I so instinctively take the easy way to finding information and contacts. I go to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Job Boards, Business Directories, Google Search, and forget that the best network I have is the one made up of the people I already know.
The online resources are so powerful and so compelling and so easy that I forget that the online resources can become a way of not really working.
The best network is