Intentional Networking

16. Networking with Purpose: Building Genuine Relationships in the Digital Age with Diana YK Chan

January 1, 2024

Intentional Networking — Secrets of the Corporate Game — Episode 16

Today on the Secrets of the Corporate Game, Kendall Berg chats with Diana YK Chan about the intricacies of professional networking. Diana, the creator of LinkedIn learning nano courses on digital networking, explains how Intentional networking is not a one-off activity but a continuous process that requires genuine effort, empathy, and authenticity.

The Art of Positive Networking

Networking isn’t merely about collecting contacts or seeking favors; it’s about fostering genuine relationships based on mutual respect and value. Diana emphasizes “positive networking,” where the focus is on discovering how one can contribute to others. The magic lies in being genuinely curious, asking, “How can I help you?” This proactive approach not only builds trust but also lays the foundation for enduring professional relationships.

Episode’s Highlights:

  • 6:15 Strategies for Networking Events
  • 16:49 Building a Personal Brand on Linkedin
  • 23: 35 Networking Mistakes And How to Avoid Them
  • 31:06 Practical Tips for Building a Strong Network

About Diana YK Chan 

 Diana YK Chan, a seasoned Business Coach and Speaker, excels in transforming Coaches and Creators from invisible to irresistible in the digital realm. With a decade in career coaching, she now empowers clients to build and scale influential online businesses, guiding them to become in-demand industry leaders. Recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Creators on LinkedIn, Top LinkedIn Expert, and a Top Personal Branding Expert, Diana imparts her insights globally, including as a LinkedIn Learning Instructor and Speaker for the UN. Her coaching blends authentic personal expression with strategic business acumen, turning clients’ online invisibility into a powerful, lucrative brand presence.

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