There is deep value in creating meaningful relationships.
It is through building relationships that we can truly be servant leaders and add value to others. Our guest Judy Robinett shares how she went from a shy small-town girl to the pinnacles of the business world by doing just that. Judy shares practical steps on what it means to give before you get!
Judy Robinett shares how to build a network based on serving others. This is a critical factor for success in business, ministry and in life.
She grew up in a small town in Idaho of less than 300 people, so she has had to put in the time, effort and energy to build her network. In addition, Judy had to overcome her shyness and emotional scars from years of being bullied in school. Judy shares the turning point that created a shift in how she viewed relationships that changed the trajectory of her life.
The key is knowing the value of relationships and how to connect with people to build and solidify those relationships. She says it boils down to a few things; one of those is being in the right room. You have to connect and bond with people who share your same values and passions and are willing to help; and you have to know the right rooms to find them in.
Regardless of where you are in your life, Judy says we all have the following to offer others:
- Your ability to listen and be a friend.
- Your willingness to put aside your own troubles and give them the gift of your time. Just talking it over with a trusted friend, solutions can be found to many problems.
- Listening to someone allows them to know, like and trust you. And when someone knows you and likes you and trusts you, they are far more likely to help you with your problems and to connect you with their sphere of influence.
What you will Learn
- A Biblical model for networking
- How to find and connect with the people you need in your network
- The three golden questions and when to ask them – These are powerful!
- How to be authentic in asking your network for help
- What it takes to leverage your network to add value to others
How To Be a Power Connector, by Judy Robinett
Judy Robinett is the author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule (McGraw-Hill, May 2014), a book that provides instant, effective strategies for meeting the people you need to know and bonding with them fast to further your goals and theirs. Robinett is a business thought leader who is known as “the woman with the titanium digital Rolodex.” She has been profiled in Fast Company, Forbes, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek as a sterling example of the new breed of “super connectors” who use their experience and networks to accelerate growth and enhance profitability.
In her more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, Robinett has served as the CEO of both public and private companies and in management positions at Fortune 500 companies. She has been on the advisory boards of Illuminate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California; Pereg Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York; Springboard Enterprises based in Washington, DC; and Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) accelerators based in New York.
She was a managing director of Golden Seeds Angel Network (the third most active angel investment group and one of the largest in the U.S.); the CEO of publicly traded Medical Discoveries; and she served on the faculty of Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses program.
She was a member of the Department of Commerce team that defined performance criteria for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence in Healthcare, for which she received an award from President Bill Clinton.
Robinett has given hundreds of speeches worldwide for audiences at MIT, BIO, BIO-Europe, CalPoly, AT&T, Westinghouse, and the Department of Energy.
She is the coauthor of a chapter in Crowdfunding for Dummies by Sherwood Neiss, Jason W. Best, and Zak Cassady-Dorion (Wiley, 2013).