Last week, while in a room with 300 strangers, I was introduced to a woman who was sharp, outgoing, and engaging. She asked really insightful, smart questions. I had her pegged: a power networker. She was clearly in her element and very comfortable connecting with strangers.
But as our conversation continued, I came to learn that she wasn’t an extrovert or a natural networker at all. To the contrary, she was a self-described introvert who had trained herself to become a great connector…
I have an what may seem to be an unusual hobby: I collect fascinating people. I’ve done this my whole life. Since my first tweet in 2009, though, social has been like kerosene poured on the flame of this great hobby of mine.
Along the way, I’ve picked up a thing or two about how certain people become so fascinating, and so worth knowing. From my experience, here are five things that come quickly to mind about how anyone can be fascinating!