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The Inside Out of Networking – Fear

If you have children between the ages of six and 16, the chances are you will have seen – or you will shortly see – the latest Pixar movie, Inside Out, this summer’s big blockbuster.

Inside the mind of an 11-year-old American girl called Riley are five emotions; Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger and Fear. They operate her moods from a control panel and are wrestling for control of the girl’s emotions.

When it comes to networking I believe you and I have some or all of those same emotions.


Having presented to tens of thousands 99% of my audiences admit they have some fear or concern when attending an event. Fears of rejection, the unknown or lack of knowledge and experience .I believe however when you and I are courteous and polite to others they will reciprocate. When you do meet the rude or disgusting fellow-networker, just move on.


The author of this article is Will Kintish, leading UK authority on effective and confident ‘people’ networking. If you’d like Will to speak at your conference or training workshops, call him on 0161 773 3727. Visit   and for further free and valuable information on face-to-face networking.


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