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By Stephanie Peckham


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The word "network" can send cold shivers down an info pro's back, conjuring up images of awkward conversation with near strangers. Stephanie Peckham reframes it by acknowledging the difficulties and providing tips for making networking...dare we say...pleasurable?


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The word "network" can send cold shivers down an info pro's back, conjuring up images of awkward conversation with near strangers. Stephanie Peckham reframes it by acknowledging the difficulties and providing tips for making networking...dare we say...pleasurable?

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It takes much longer to build the level of friendship, trust and understanding on-line that can be achieved in one face-to-face meeting. Many of us decide very quickly, almost instantly, whether we trust someone and trust is an important part of networking.

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Stephanie Peckham is a Director of Smarter Networking Ltd -- a consultancy specialising in business relationships, delivering interpersonal and networking expertise, mentoring programmes and business to business introductions. She designs and delivers many of Smarter Networking's successful coaching and training programmes across a wide range of organisations, including the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She has a particular interest in all aspects of diversity and how diverse networks can bring benefits for individuals, organisations and communities by harnessing innovation, fresh ideas and different perspectives. Stephanie is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and holds an MSc in HR; she is a qualified performance coach, mediator and personality profiler.

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