Approach Networking With a Fresh Perspective

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Create a new relationship with networking.

Sketch out the constellation of your network.

Undoubtedly, you’ve heard this before: your network is essential to success. No one leads or serves in elected office all by herself; elected leadership is a team sport. And that’s where your network comes in. Networking can have a bad reputation, especially in politics. Sometimes it feels unnatural and like we’re using people, or worse, like we have nothing to offer others. So let’s think differently about networking—because it’s about relationships, not just connections.

“If you’re committed to becoming part of a movement, you should find someone to help you along the path.” -NYC City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

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