Podcast #261 – Karen Wickre Discusses Networking Strategies to Use in the Post COVID-19 World
This week I am speaking with Karen Wickre, author of Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert’s Guide to Making Connections That Count and we are going to talk about networking in this new post-pandemic world.
I had Karen on the podcast way back in February of 2019 in episode 114 and that episode was called An Introvert’s Guide to Making Connections That Count
Here is her bio:
Karen is a veteran connector, editor, and communicator, and has worked in and around Silicon Valley long enough to have appeared in WIRED 1.4. (Even before that, she wrote one of the very first guides to what we used to call “the World Wide Web,” and now it’s an amusing relic of a more innocent time.) As a corporate writer, she developed stories, styles, and cadence for Google, Twitter, and many startups. As an early Googler (she joined when there were 500 employees; she left nine years later when there were 50,000), She has been in a fair share of war rooms and fire drills, and have crafted scores of posts covering products and pivots, shakeups, corporate apologies, and company culture. More recently she advised a range of companies that want a strategy (or a reality check) on their messages and the content they produce.
Sometimes friends introduce her as someone who “knows everybody.” Of course, that’s not true, but usually, she does know who everyone is. That may be her secret power, along with common sense: she can see around corners, ask questions that matter, all in order to help get to the next steps and real solutions for teams, companies, and individuals.
It appears that in-person events are coming back. I am scheduled to speak at the Texpo Treasury and Financial conference in Austin Texas in late April. South by Southwest kicks off before this episode will publish. I thought this would be a good time to discuss networking in this new world as I expect many of you are out of practice and have a bit of anxiety about getting back out there.
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