Last week was really , really good. Among other festive activities, I had VO gigs for Oxford US, ETS, and Punto Mio.
I also went to a Meetup event in Morristown. It was a networking group and I've been to a number of different ones in the past. Unfortunately, I have found all of them to be a bit disappointing. The turnout is never as large as the Guest List says it will be, I find virtually no leads, and I almost never learn anything. But I keep going to them. Why? Find out in the GKN Tip of the Week!
TIP OF THE WEEK: I'm sure all of you were just wondering, "Why does Tom keep going to those networking events when he doesn't get anything out of them? Silly boy!" Well I do get something out of them: renewal of purpose and focus. Just showing up reminds me to make a better effort. I'm also reminded of the things I've tried in the past and how I should seek new ways of getting my name out there. Also, when I interact with people at these events, I'm often reminded of how little I knew about networking back when I started and how much I enjoy sharing what I've learned along the way.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: I bought her a necklace; I hope it fits (making a choking gesture). Christopher Cook
STUFF!: If any of you ever want to hit a networking event in New York or New Jersey, let me know. If I'm free, I'll join you! Are there any coming up that you want to share?
From Tom Dheere's apartment, this is Tom Dheere, GKN News...