Surprising Tips for Networking and Changing the World
Most of us have been trained to be proactive about changing the world, but these experts have helpful advice about when to slow down and quiet down as well.
In this installment of interviews with successful social entrepreneurs, Jonathan Lewis at Café Impact asks key questions: How do you plan ahead and network to land the job you want? How can you prepare now to succeed once you get it? And is it possible that a tattoo could help along the way? (Watch the third video for that tidbit.)
Video 1: Shut up and change the world
“If you’re early in your career ... just shut the hell up ... and work really, really hard,” says John Anner, Executive Director of the East Meets West Foundation. Sometimes, slowing down can be the best step to progress.
Video 2: Prepare to make a huge impact
Being self-aware can make a big difference when you’re starting your career. Don't "negate the value you add to the world" by passing along a burden instead of giving a gift, says one of these savvy leaders.
Video 3: Network like a pro and forget the pitch
“I really try to make it about human beings and less about what we’re doing,” says Whitney Smith, CEO of Girls for a Change. See how being a good listener (and maybe having a tattoo) can make the best impression when networking.