During the past week, I was approached by two people asking me if I would like to join and be part of an advisory board for a networking group–let’s call it “CloudKickers” (name changed to protect the innocent). In each case, I told the person I used to be a member of CloudKickers but resigned my membership a couple months ago. Neither realized I used to be a member. Both mentioned, though, that my name came up often by the leadership of CloudKickers as a person to target for membership.
Do these people communicate?
My primary reason for leaving CloudKickers was personal. I just didn’t have the time to devote to meetings and networking within this group because of other commitments. But the communication, or rather lack there of, was a minor concern.
Here is a tip for any networking group, project team, company, relationship, etc. Your communication is always inadequate. Perfect communication is not attainable. However, striving for perfect communication will result in excellent communication.
Update: I received an email yesterday from the CloudKickers organization. Here it is (again, names have been changed to protect the innocent):
We have compiled a list of CloudKickers that seem to fit the ideal member for “Walkways to Excellence” and YOU made the list.“Walkways to Excellence” is one of our program hubs (program meaning it is speaker-driven rather than anÂ activity-driven event).Â The speakerÂ is an intergral part ofÂ big business here in the city.Â All of the speakers we have had so far have been really great!Consider “Walkways to Excellence” a filter that gets all of the people who provide products and services to large companies ALL IN ONE ROOM!