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Impact Makers

100 EpisodesProduced by Jennifer McClureWebsite

The Impact Makers Podcast with Jennifer McClure is a weekly podcast for people who are interested in making a positive difference in the world not only through their work, but also through how they choose to live their lives.


098: Networking for Introverts: Practical Strategies for Building Meaningful Connections with Greg Roche

On today's episode, we're diving deep into a topic that's dear to my heart - networking. After losing a job I held for nearly a decade, I had to start from scratch and it was during this challenging phase that I realized the immense power of networking. To discuss this further, we have on board the insightful Greg Rochet, a successful business executive and a self-proclaimed introverted networker. We talk about everything from building meaningful connections to nurturing relationships and striking that fine balance between work, networking, and life.

Interestingly, we also discuss the impact of LinkedIn on our networking strategies, as well as tips to engage with those who are ahead in our career journey. Listen in, as we unwrap practical insights that can transform your professional life through networking. Don't miss this chance to elevate your career. So, tune in, connect, and let's grow together!

Show Highlights:

  • Greg’s personal journey from being networking-avoidant to networking expert.
  • How Greg balances a demanding full-time job, a busy personal and family life, and his “side hustle” as a content creator and networking coach. 
  • What it truly means to be an introvert - versus what many people think it means.
  • The mindset shift that many introverts need to make to change their views about networking, and how uncomfortable it may be. 
  • How to build and expand your meaningful relationships by starting with existing connections. 
  • The easy first step to take to get over feeling awkward about networking.
  • The AIR framework for giving when networking - advice, introductions, and recommendations. 
  • Greg’s LinkedIn posting strategy, and how he creates meaningful content to engage with his network there every weekday.

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People & Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Greg Roche - LinkedIn

The Introverted Networker Newsletter

The Fast and Easy Guide to Networking for Introverts: How to Connect Without Going to Events, Making Cold Calls, or Sending Spammy Emails by Greg Roche

Idea Sex In Talent Management | Greg Roche | DisruptHR Talks

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition Paperback by Robert B. Cialdini

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