What do you think of when you hear the word networking?
The term intimidates many people, including me, because it centers around going to events (either in person or, these days, virtually) where a forced and superficial image of ourselves surfaces. In fact, when I looked up the word networking, the first definition was schmoosing (to talk informally with someone, especially in a way that is insincere or to win some advantage for yourself). Who would feel comfortable with that?
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