How important is networking?
How do you network? And do you find value in attending networking events?
I hate networking events. I find them massive time-wasters.
I'm not fond of networking either but I can see its merits. For me, in personal and work life, I like to be intentional. If there's no point to the relationship, then I won't pursue it. Whether that's a short term or long term objective, I need one before I build a relationship. Be that objective, simply be that we share similar interests in business or similar values.... or something more tangible.
As for how? Through any medium available! If I can find their email address, phone number, social media profiles.. and then through coffee/food.