Young PR Pros: Episode #29 – Networking Tips and Advice

networking tips and advice

This week, Kristine Simpson and Julia Kent talk networking. Networking is pretty important for young PR pros.

Here are just a few reasons why:

“It is not what you know it is who you know” – my mentor, Stephen Heckbert

“@Kristinesimpson Not just young ones but all of us IMO – networking is vital to stay on top of trends and trade best practices.” – @SergeQuinty

“@Kristinesimpson I am not a PR pro (or all that young) but wouldn’t networking be essential to your success in that field?” – @CanadianDadBlog

And yes, @CanadianDadBlog, networking is essential to a PR pros career.

However, networking is not always the easiest task to undertake. It can be very intimidating as a young professional. So, Kristine and Julia, share their tips and advice on how they work a room while networking and build their contacts.

We would love to hear from you. What is your number tip to network successfully? Do you have an idea for a show? Leave us a comment below or on our Facebook Page, or on our Google+ page, or in our LinkedIn group, or send us an email at, or send us a message on Twitter @youngprpros@kristinesimpson or @kentjulia.

2 Replies to “Young PR Pros: Episode #29 – Networking Tips and Advice”

  1. Interesting discussion about business cards. Consider using LinkedIn to manage your automates a lot of the activity that you discussed on this podcast and keeps all you info in one place.

  2. Great idea Sherrilynne! LinkedIn is a great tool you can use to manage and build your network.

    One of my favourite features is the referrals. If I am looking to connect with a professional I have never met before, I can see who among my connections knows that person. This can be handy when trying to introduce yourself. It is easy to find that “common ground” – the shared connection.

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