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How long can you play this networking game?

How long can you play this networking game?

Naked Leader Week 843 – 14 October 2019

Time to Read: 43 seconds



The game?

At a networking event – in public or in company – you are not allowed to say anything about yourself – every conversation must be about the person or people you are with.

It’s all about them, not you.

It’s tough – when I first played it was hell. I lasted just over 5 minutes, before I simply HAD to share my story.

If you can keep going for longer than that, the rewards are amazing. It is the very opposite of what people most often do, which goes something like:

“Anyway, enough about me, let’s talk about you. What do you think of me?”

A few weeks later, on my third attempt, I managed over 10 minutes with the first person I met – listening, asking questions and generally paying attention as if my life depended on it.

I had feedback later from others that this person had “loved speaking with me and learning all about Naked Leader.”

And I had said nothing about myself or us!

With my love and best wishes



One Response to How long can you play this networking game?

  1. David,

    Managed 12 minutes on Friday night before the teenager that I was with asked me what I did. The conversation had been all about her and her studies, family and friends. Everyone wanted to know what we had been so enthralled in – was great to say what Holly has been up to.

    Will give it a go in the next professional opportunity that comes along.

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