How To Connect With Powerful And Influential People // Powerful Networking Tips

How To Connect With Powerful And Influential People // Powerful Networking Tips


Hello. We all know that networking and meeting the right people can help us not only socially
and to get us out of the house but also business wise
and career wise. Meeting interesting people that will
make us more well rounded individuals. Networking can be a little
bit tricky sometimes. You have to network
without network. These are some
of my tips for how to do just that. Don’t try to make
a meaningful relationship overnight. So many people want
to meet this amazing person and just be like this instantaneously. That doesn’t really happen
that often. And I think that if you focus
on actually creating long term relationships with people then you will find that
to be a lot more beneficial. Establish relationships
with a core group of people that you’re interested in,
and be patient. I think that it’s better
to have a small group of people and develop
that relationship over time. Find events to go to and be a part of. I’m actually going
to have my friend Roberto Blake who is an entrepreneur
and so good at networking and meeting the right people, to talk to you a little bit about this one. You’ve been to a lot,
you go to events, like you’re barely ever here. Really important to try to get
to these A list events you can do this by volunteering
if you can’t get it on the invite list. These events are always looking
for volunteers. Absolutely. I think that’s
how I actually met Shonduras. He was on a panel with a lot
of other social media people and I kept asking
very interesting questions. Now this is an event
that was called Dig South. And I wasn’t there as a speaker yet I just started the beginnings
of my speaking career. By being at events,
even as a volunteer, you can build relationships
and friendships with people in a place where maybe like other people don’t necessarily
even know or respect who they are, who they’re going to be. And I would encourage you
to look at local events in your community in the area. And if you can’t go
to an A or a B list event and you can’t get there
even as a volunteer, and I really think you can probably. I would encourage you
to even try to put together a small local event at your
local library or community center for people like you
that share your interest and maybe you come up
and you grow together. And there’s always people who are looking
to connect with other people, and you know, you’ve got a bunch
of websites where you can make
that happen. I also think it’s about being educated and going to a place where you’re
not smartest person the room. I go to events because I want
to learn from people like Shonduras or Gary Vee
or Peter McKinnon or whoever or people I haven’t even heard of. There are people
that are even like they’re small right now relatively speaking,
or what the industry will consider small but who are they going
to be five years from now. Even the worst events
that I’ve ever been to, I’ve always gotten something out of it. You’re gonna get out of it
what you’re gonna get out of it, it’s all up to you. So, if you go there with a mindset
to connect with people to make meaningful relationships
then that’s what you’re gonna get out of it. I recommend you look at a book
by my friend Tyler Wagner called Conference Crushing. This book definitively changed
how I approached events, being very intentional
on building relationships and also taught me the importance
of following up with people after an event and maintaining a relationship. So, I would definitely
recommend that one. And now we’re going to the next point. Stop explicitly asking for things. If you just show up in somebody’s life and just keep asking them for stuff and you are creating a business
transaction and not a relationship. You don’t want to make the relationship
seem like a business transaction, you should ask these people
questions about themselves, get to know them,
what are their interests? What are their dislikes? By doing this you get
to create a rapport with people, you’ll be able
to learn about them and what they do in detail. If they are in a group of people or they start talking about something
that you don’t quite understand or don’t know anything about then don’t hesitate to ask. It’s OK to not know everything. Being able to open yourself up and show that you are vulnerable
to these people makes you more human. I know it’s really weird
to talk about this but so many people create networking like this separate thing,
it’s a separate entity that has nothing
to do with building relationships when it couldn’t be further from the truth. And I think
that if you open yourself up and don’t pretend
like you know everything, you’ll be more interesting too. In the same way that you love
to teach someone about something that you know, something that you are
so passionate about, other people like to do that too. So, grant them the opportunity. That also shows your interest
not only in the subject but in the person themselves because you want
to hear them talk about something that they are passionate
or knowledgeable about. If there is something specific
that you would like from that person, you have to really analyze and see one is the right time to ask. Being the type of person
who only shows up when you need something,
is not going to help you. For this next tip I’m gonna
bring in my friend Audrey. Don’t compromise. Just because you feel like you have
to get to know a person because they’re in your industry
but you don’t like them, don’t, don’t, don’t… -Don’t force yourself.
-Don’t force yourself to like… Especially now with the Internet,
you’re able to meet so many cool people that are in your industry, you don’t have
to hang around someone you don’t like just because you feel
like they’re gonna be influential or they’re gonna help you
or they’re gonna benefit you in some way. There are other people out there that you might genuinely
enjoy hanging out with who are also in your industry,
like this person. -This is Audrey
-Hello. And she makes videos on YouTube and she does things create things
on the Internet and I genuinely enjoy being with her. So, that’s an example of that. I think like especially
with numbers and stuff, sometimes people
just want to hang out or want to make content with them because of maybe followers
or influence whatever. But if you don’t have like
chemistry with someone. If it’s just not working,
it’ll come across on camera. -Yeah.
-And that just isn’t good. And it just it’s not gonna work out. So make sure you’re making videos
with people that you can have fun with because that’s like the whole point, right? And I’m back. I changed clothes
like three times during this video. I hope that you learned something about
networking and relationships with this. If you want to see more videos like this
then please let me know. And if you have any tips
that I didn’t bring up in this video then tell me in the comments. I’m a huge geek
and a huge homebody. When the conversation goes out
of the geek spectrum of what I’m interested in, it’s a lot harder for me to talk
to people and get to know them. So, if you have any tips like that
then share them because I’m sure
if I’m not learning from it then somebody else who reads
the comments will be learning. This is a community here. We are networking online. I hope this video was entertaining as well. If you guys enjoyed hearing from Roberto
and Audrey, then please go check them out,
they have awesome channels. Links, information, everything,
you know it’s always in the description. Please follow me,
subscribe, like, share, all the things, all the validation
that I need from the Internet. If you guys do enjoy my content
then give me a follow. I like to hang out on Twitter
and Instagram and stuff. And I like to get to know you guys. For now I am going to go. So, I will see you when I see you, bye! This video was made possible by my patrons
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23 Comments

  • Old Farm Show says:

    Thank you for your videos

  • brainsareus says:

    "I kept asking very interesting questions…"
    oh the modesty….lol

  • CZsWorld says:

    This is how I met Red Romina and Roberto Blake! 😮

  • Chris Hill says:

    Great video! Good tips! What a great idea for you to actually include your fellow YouTube friends to discuss that topic and seeing that networking in action. =)

  • hubcam210 says:

    I like the way you pointed out how we generally view networking and how it should be approached. Your helpful hints can be useful in any industry. 👍👍🙂

  • Wesley Insley says:

    When you were both talking about only wanting to hang out with people based on numbers – 💯💯

    I HATE that. We are all people. Wanting to know someone based on the amount of people that follow them….just seems so shallow

  • Luis Espineira says:

    Good points made on networking. When I interact in my line of work, people will appreciate that I understand the subject matter, listen, and ask questions. I would definitely like to hear more on the subject. 👍

  • Gaby Kelly says:

    Thank you so much for the tips they are very good specially for a person who are shy and it is difficult to establish any kind of relation

  • thedvsmonkey says:

    So you mean that since Grimes responded to one of my questions on Twitter I can’t claim to know people in the music industry to further my rap career?! 😀

  • Ashley Murphy says:

    Great word Romina !!!! ❤️ #validationfriend

  • Jody & Jess - Livin' the Keys Life says:

    Super awesome video, and great points

  • Long says:

    You messed up. You should have put Roberto in the thumbnail instead of Jack. Ha

  • Asha Universe says:

    Thanks, Romina. That is really interesting and useful topic, especially for our extraverted inner part:) I’ve subscribed to the Audrey’s channel by the way! I remember her from your previous videos.
    PS: your hair is stunning!

  • Khylerr says:

    Dude a lot of solid info here! also I love all the collaboration in this video! 10/10

  • SiegeTV says:

    I don't think I wanna meet someone and get like that THAT fast, I do however want to take things slow. #itsmenotyou haha!

  • The Ruby Tuesday says:

    Helpful video, thanks.

  • ken felsher says:

    Seven contacts with the individual is required to close the deal. That is the age-old salesman rule-of-thumb.

  • Brian Sellers says:

    People are people – be nice to everyone and try to treat everyone with respect, and you'll be in good shape. Influential people are PEOPLE first! How awesome would it be if everyone looked for how we could help others first – "influential" or not? 😀

  • Lila. D says:

    Also, many people just don't have the social skills that it takes to communicate with other kinds of people or just people in general. Maybe you can make a video that helps people to practice or acquire some social skills, perhaps politicians today could benefit from it also. 😂

  • Michael LaCombe says:

    Yes more! Please
    Red your so good to watch and learn from you. You keep it entertaining.
    Keep it up. And thank you!

  • Lazara Martinez says:

    STRONG AUDREY, ALWAYS STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF BY NEVER COMPROMISING YOURSELF
    WITH WHAT DOES NOT MESH WITH YOU HEY THERE ARE SO MANY MORE GOOD PEOPLE TO MEET
    SAVVY ROBERTO, TAPPED INTO A GRACIOUS ALWAYS AN INVITATION OPENED FOR YOU BY VOLUNTEERING FOR EVENTS,,,,
    WOW HAD I KNOWN A BETTER WAY AFTER ALL MY YEARS OF CRASHING WEDDINGS AND SOIREES, … YES SNEAKY ME HA HA THE SECRET IS I ACT AS IF I BELONG THERE WHILE I GLIDE RIGHT RIGHT IN….. HEY, I AM CUTE …THEN I AM FREE TO MINGLE WITH BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE AND PLUNDER THE HORS D'OEUVRES
    .WELL, GIRLS WANT TO HAVE FUN HA HA
    ….LIVE LONG & PROSPER

  • ami holonou says:

    Why is this important?🤔

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