Skip to content

The Inside Out of Networking – Sadness

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.


I find it sad when I see people on their own against the wall or circling the outside of groups not knowing how to break in. Sadness too when I leave an event having met no-one who entertained me or I learnt nothing new. But those occasions for me are very rare.


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.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *