What is network weaving?
The act of taking responsibility for building a network and forging connections between groups or people. Maybe simply has introducing the right hand to the left hand .. to increase connectedness. It also may focus on growing the number of people in a network by connecting to new people or organizations. June Holley is an expert on the topic, check her out.
Network Weaving is used with networks of partners or organizations. But, can you take those principles and use it to connect people in your own professional network?
So, here is a possible example. \
Last week, a colleague, Steve Heye, let me know about some of his recent work, including a training he did for YMCA folks about using social networking tools to build their careers. He asked for some feedback for his excellent presentation. I suggested that he look into Dan Schawebel's work and he his new book, Me 2.0.
Well, Dan sent me a review copy (and I had already purchased a copy), so now I have to copies. Plus, I'm downsizing for a move across the country. So, I'm giving one copy to Steve when I see him at NTC at the end of the month and the other copy - well - leave a comment on why you want you want this book and I'll pick a random winner.
So, my big question is -- is this an example of network weaving?