What’s the single most important thing that can help us all get by in tough times? Other people. And if it takes an effort to get out and build a network, well that’s an effort we all need to be making. [This is part of the Tough Times series.]

Item: Companies don’t hire people. People hire people.

Item: Practically speaking, a conference, for example the FOWA event that launched this series, is a good networking opportunity. Any two people attending obviously have something important in common; the evidence is that they’re there.

Item: Networking among strangers makes some of us nervous. So ask a question and listen. Then ask another. The person who listens the most wins.

Item: The best way to create opportunities for yourself is to create opportunities for other people — James Governor.

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