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Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood (PT05)

Alex and Nick discuss the point of networking, why (aspiring) television writers should network, and how to do it when you don’t know anyone or are socially anxious.



1 – Networking is about why you’re meeting people, not who you should meet (00:25)
2 – Mixers and One-on-ones: the two ways you’ll be networking (08:12)
3 – What to talk about and how to behave in a networking situation (12:22)
4 – Learn what you can offer them instead of what they can give you (19:50)
Takeaways and Resources (28:54)


Ben Franklin Effect
Announcing your plans makes you less motivated to accomplish them
When Intentions Go Public: Does Social Reality Widen the Intention-Behavior Gap?” (PDF)


Make Your Contacts Count – Anne Baber & Lynne Waymon

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