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April 21, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Kathryn O’Day offers tips for those who don’t like networking on how to do so

We posted this commentary last week under the headline of “Connections and relationships truly matter.” It related to the importance of building strategic and lasting connections and relationships for entrepreneurs as they build their start-ups.

In that vein, we came across this recent post written by Kathryn O’Day, Partner at Atlanta Ventures and an Advisor at Atlanta Tech Village. Admitting that she is an anti-networker, O’Day writes, “What I DO like is meeting and staying in touch with smart, positive, interesting people that I genuinely enjoy. I like going to events where I can catch up with people I know or the topic is something I want to learn about. I like small groups with a common thread uniting us.”

She continues, “I don’t consider this ‘networking.’ This is just ‘doing fun, interesting stuff with good folks.’ So if you’re not sure what networking looks like in the start-up world or you know you should network but aren’t sure where to get started, here are five ways to network when you don’t like networking!”

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