It’s no secret that most of us feel as if most of the jobs that we have ever worked could be considered to be menial. That is, of very little training, skill, or talent according to its definition at vocabulary.com. This may be true to some extent, but the value in such menial tasks prove to be priceless in life. We, however; certainly don’t look upon hard work as a tool for teaching in our times of dismay.
Some people relish the idea of stepping in to a room full of strangers, working that room, throwing their sales skills into high gear. But, for others, networking events are more like necessary evils. For those people, that means show up with a stack of freshly-printed business cards, giving away at least three to each person we make eye contact with (so the stack dwindles that much faster), and then spend the rest of the time keeping our mouths full or on our phones so that we aren’t available for additional questions or conversation. Man, what a waste of time! Seriously, what can we expect to get out of that?