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How to network without feeling slimy (podcast with transcript)
Nov 3, 2014 8:30 AM CST

Lawyers are often told how important professional networking is. But many find it so uncomfortable they feel physically dirty. Why is professional networking so distressing to so many? And how can you overcome it and be successful?

In this month’s Asked and Answered podcast, we speak to Tiziana Casciaro, one of the authors of a recent study, “The Contaminating Effects of Building Instrumental Ties: How Networking Can Make Us Feel Dirty,” published in Administrative Science Quarterly. She shares with moderator Stephanie Francis Ward some tips for getting past this mental block, and how to feel better about reaching out to potential clients and colleagues.

Do you have networking tales to tell? Share your experiences, good and bad in the answers to this Question of the Week: “Do you enjoy networking? Or does it make you feel slimy?

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