The Value of Face-To-Face Networking for Young Professionals

The Value of Face-To-Face Networking for Young Professionals

Professional Development By: Martha D. Jack

Sure, there's Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. But making connections and networking face to face is imperative for anyone looking to carve their own path in the association world.

There was a time, about four short years ago, that I thought the odds were stacked against me in my ability to break into the association scene. I was a vendor to the association industry, a young professional, and based out of Toronto. This trifecta meant that I had very few industry contacts, I didn't really know how to network, and I didn't have regular access to the Washington, DC, association community. ...