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40: Networking Like a Pro for Introverts, Jam Session with Reina + Christina

This episode on the Creative Empire Podcast features Reina + Christina jamming on how to network, especially if you’re an introvert. Reina shares the tips and tricks she has shared with introvert clients and friends that have helped them the most. Christina, a natural introvert, shares what it is like for her to go to events and asks Reina how to go up to people she looks up to or “influencers.” They both discuss what networking and being more visible and making connections has done for their businesses. Finally Christina asks Reina what one step an introvert can take today to connect to another person if they don’t know where to start.

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Show Highlights:

  • What can help ease nerves about networking
  • How making networking a game makes it more fun
  • How to shift your thinking when you’re really nervous to go up to someone you really admire
  • How having a goal for networking can help you determine what kind of event to go to
  • How honoring the commitment you made to go to an eventcan help break the cycle of excuses for not going
  • How to turn your attention from how you’re feeling to maybe another person is feeling the same way
  • What people get from networking
  • What networking and connecting to other people have done for Reina + Christina’s businesses
  • What the “Social Glue Method” is
  • What one action that an introvert who doesn’t know where to start networking can take

Show Notes:

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  • Wanda Lopez - I love this topic. As an introvert I see myself seating in my car and re-thinking if I should go in or not, too. Or just pacing in my house back and forth thinking whether I should go or not. I’ve gotten better. I say to myself, “You’ve got this go in and have a good time”. It helps.
    Thanks for this podcast, loved it!ReplyCancel

    • Sierra McClain - I’m an introvert too and totally have done the same thing! So glad you loved this podcast!ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn - Loved this podcast!

    I just have a question about the resource that Christina mentioned at 11:48. I typed in creativeempire.co/getstarted into my brower, but the page wasn’t found. Is there anyway the checklist Christina mentioned can be shared?ReplyCancel

    • Sierra McClain - Hi, Evelyn! Yep, go up to the top right of the screen and click on “free workbook.” Sorry about the confusion!ReplyCancel

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