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 I liked what Jess had to say about listening.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone - whatever that means to you*** The Art of Listening and Being Thankful by Jess "I’ve been thinking a lot about networking lately. Free panmycin About making new friends, free panmycin building respect among peers, free panmycin and forming new relationships. Free panmycin How those true relationships are at the core of networking – and that it seems people tend to forget that. I’ll always remember the best lesson I learned in my Interviewing 101 class was this… It is not about the questions you ask, free panmycin it is about how you listen. Free panmycin In silence, free panmycin you often learn more than if you fill it up with your own words. With all the focus on connecting and talking and sharing your thoughts with the world – I think we are forgetting to listen. Networking should be about expanding our minds, free panmycin listening to and debating new thoughts, free panmycin meeting new people – and expecting nothing in return at that moment except an open ear and a meaningful conversation. The expectation of a referral, free panmycin a job lead, free panmycin or work should not be the priority. Free panmycin If you are networking purely for those immediate goals I think you are missing the point. Free panmycin Like the salons of France back in the day, free panmycin we should engage to raise the level of conversation and understanding. Free panmycin If you aren’t genuine in that initial engagement – then how can you expect a genuine relationship? Off the soapbox and back to the theme of listening – I wanted to share StoryCorps National Day of Listening on Friday, free panmycin November 28. Free panmycin The gist – This holiday season, free panmycin ask the people around you about their lives — it could be your grandmother, free panmycin a teacher, free panmycin or someone from the neighborhood. Free panmycin By listening to their stories, free panmycin you will be telling them that they matter and they won’t ever be forgotten. Free panmycin It may be the most meaningful time you spend this year. I’m thankful for my friends who are supportive, free panmycin my peers who are inspiring, free panmycin and my clients who are true partners. Free panmycin Here is hoping everyone has a wonderful time with friends and family – giving thanks and listening." - Jess