If I were to implement something I learned today into a community or county that I was a part of here in Iowa I would definitely stress networking. It’s a term I keep coming across and I’m finally able to see it applied into real life situations, which is something I previously had not seen all to a great level. For example, today we visited Tassel Ridge Winery in nearby Leighton, Iowa and our task was very straightforward. We were expected to observe the people and groups visiting the winery today as they were ‘networking’ which was the easy part. The hard part, which was phase two, required us to network first hand by simply letting go and approaching people and getting to know them. Personally, public speaking in many settings, especially business, is tough for me because I have so much to say, but I can’t find the words when the spotlight is on me. Luckily, my strong will and goals in life keep me motivated to continue to improve.
In conclusion, networking is key for a business to be successful. Through networking a business can better manage their clients and themselves. They can develop their business through organizations and groups that they encounter while networking by informing these new faces about themselves and their businesses in attempt to help each other prosper. The sharing and sparking of new ideas, new interests, or essential advice are all possible benefits of networking. Another one I heard about today was a strength to match a weakness. This had to be the most important piece of information I came across because we all have weaknesses, like I mentioned earlier, and when there is an opportunity out there to discover the missing link; success is surely achievable.