If you dislike networking, it’s probably because it feels, well, fake. But rather than looking at it as a cold, calculated, “you-scratch-my-back-I’ll-scratch-yours” deal, think of it as “an ongoing, organic process of building relationships with people you like.”

Those are Marie Forleo’s words, not ours. In this video, she explains eight rules of networking that, if you follow them, will leave you with meaningful contacts—not a gross taste in your mouth.

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Updated 6/19/2020