All posts tagged: networking

Are men better at networking than women? My twitter research reveals some truth!

Few months back I accidentally became a part of the Startup network. Soon I was hanging out with entrepreneurs (primarily tech) and was talking to them on every social (media) platform. Surprisingly in this network I could not find many women. Few were active on social networking sites and many seldom responded. I have never been great at networking. Is it me or are women generally averse to making a lot of contacts? Are men better at this skill? I wanted to find out answers to my questions, so I planned a fun project. I created a survey of 10 questions and collected responses from a small sample group. The results might be a little skewed because of the methodology, but nonetheless I am sure you will enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed doing this exercise! A quick brief of my survey: I got 25 responses out of the 40 requests that I sent Around 60% respondents were my Twitter contacts and 40% offline friends The respondents  are a mix of Entrepreneurs, Photographers, Psychologists and …

5 things a networking event taught me

Recently I attended a business idea incubation event organized in Mumbai, called in50Hrs. It is a wonderful platform to convert your ideas into a prototype over a weekend, technically in 50 Hours! No, I was not a participant but I attended the demo day as a volunteer. When i decided to attend the event, what I did not have was – a plan about what I will do there; connection with any of the attendees. But what I did have was – an open mind and the belief that I will come back a penny wise. After a power packed day, this is what I took back from the event: 1. Don’t judge a book by its cover: Lot of us are scared to get introduced to strangers or people who we feel have accomplished greater successes in their life. I held similar views for few entrepreneurs who were attending the event. To my surprise they were extremely humble and helpful. Do you hear that word “helpful”? Yes, that’s what they were. They introduced me …