I’m on a mission to be my most positive, healthy, and creative self.
I’ve decided to expand on this mission by shouting out cool people I connect with. These are people who are doing something with their lives who not only inspire me to be my best, but are doing work that I think others should know about.
Today’s Shout Out: Jonathan Broeker
Photo: Stolen lovingly from polymyth.com/about/
Disclaimer: I met the writer/filmmaker/guy-who-does-marketing-and-communications at Polymyth last night.
I was attending the Chicago Acting in Film Meetup. The topic was networking. If your name is Tony Rossi, you may find yourself with some thoughts regarding networking and an evening towards it…
-I already know how to network
-Is this going to be a discussion on how to dress and behave? I really don’t want to buy more clothes…
-Is this going to be one of those things that’s better for other people, but not me?
-Are people going to notice my hair today? I think it looks pretty good…
Since I (ahem) didn’t get permission to share his thoughts, plus want to respect our rule of “what’s said in the meetup stays at the meetup,” I’ll refrain from sharing the pages of copious notes I took.
Needless to say, I had some different insights leaving last night…
-This guy is good
-This guy is really good
-I already knew somethings about networking. But not the way he describes it.
-He was on set how long today? How is his hair better than mine?
Jonathan isn’t just good at what he does – he’s a good person who cares about helping others.
I will share this: That was a big theme of his talk last night. Networking isn’t about selling yourself. It’s about helping others. I believe if more of us can grasp this concept, we can approach networking events and enjoy them more! If no one is selling and everyone is helping, what’s not to like?
Thanks for your insights last night, Jonathan 🙂
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