The saying goes, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Whether you live by that mantra or not, one thing is true: the more people you know, the better it can be for your career. In the digital world we live in, networking has never been easier and more convenient. You no longer need to leave your home to converse with like-minded professionals. Anyone you want to meet is just a click away online. Although increasingly popular, this digital method of networking has its own set of (unofficial) rules and etiquette to follow.
The term “thought leader” isn’t new but it’s certainly gaining momentum in the business world. A thought leader is anyone who is considered an expert in their field of expertise. Thought leaders are typically your go-to people when you have a question pertaining to their industry. They’re highly knowledgeable and are always staying abreast of new trends in their field.