How often do you talk to new people?

Yeshaswini
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I have never consciously tried to network. But I am wondering what it's like for people who do, and how and they do it. Would love some tips!

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Unbalanced Flavorist of Design
same boat @yeshaswini
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Digital Marketing Specialist
E commerce store owner
Not often, but it is really helpful during this time of padmic
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The internet feels to me like highschool where each group is already established. Each group thinks they are the cool kids and have some exculsivity. It feels to me like I need to already know someone in a group to have some validation and a chance to get it. I don't know anyone in any tech groups. I'm not trying to critizice, just painting a picture of how it feels to me.
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Designer | Graphic & Social Media
@nidal_ghonaim There are also many people who are solo.
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@urvi_patel312 yea, i'm an example of that XD ... I think i prefer it that way for the most part, but i do seek social interactions from time to time. Also it's just good for business.
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Designer | Graphic & Social Media
@nidal_ghonaim Where do you connect with professional people socially, apart from product hunt?
@urvi_patel312 University to some extent, but that's basically done now with remote learning and being in my last year.
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i'm a student
It's easy you just say hello and share something. Sometimes I do that here: https://www.producthunt.com/post... a place where people can talk online.
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Product Mgmt · Frontend Dev · Design
I do it all the time, and as much as possible. You never know where the relationship may lead. The worst thing that can happen is that someone may say "no." If you are generally interested in other people, and you genuinely think you may have something of value to offer others, then it's easy. The feeling of "potential rejection" is 100% in your head.
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Digital Marketing Specialist
@rowemore Aah yes of course. I am just stuck in this spiral of whether I even have something to offer, you know? I am simply curious about their work and what they do. I am not sure people these days have the mental capacity to talk to strangers.
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Product Mgmt · Frontend Dev · Design
@yeshaswini I always talk to strangers! … makes life more interesting and you never know what you might learn.
Designer | Graphic & Social Media
Everyday! I read it recently that, everyone is motivated by one of two things- To make a gain OR avoid a pain. And it is always better to be a human and support both! Say Hello to whom so ever you feel to connect with, explore new people, experience new things, make new mistakes, learn new things, grow, grow and grow... Everyday is a new day. And always remember there is always a first time for everything. Just live in the moment!
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Digital Marketing Specialist
@urvi_patel312 That made smile so wide! Thanks for saying that. I will probably take that first step, what's the harm, anyway!
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Designer | Graphic & Social Media
@yeshaswini You go girl! :)
ONLINE TASKER, NETWORKER
sometimes especially in GC, as long as they motivate you and not toxic.
User Experience Designer
I like to talk less. Specially when it comes to a new people.
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Digital Marketing Specialist
@arafatnabid Me too, but turns out talking is really important haha
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User Experience Designer
@yeshaswini Modesty works for me but I don't have a problem with it online
A startup geek.
Does talking to new people on dating apps count? XD
I am wildlife enthusiast.
Not very often, I think I don't only.